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  • 8 January 2016

    The German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein will depart her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on January 11 to join the EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia. Commanded by Commander Juniorgrade Marco Köster, she will be the first German corvette to take part in Op Sophia. Commander Köster said: “This deployment puts new challenges before us. We are prepared for the tasks ahead and […]

  • 20 January 2016

    German Navy’s combat support ship FGS Frankfurt am Main and the corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein left their homeports January 11. They will take part in Operation Sophia, EUNAVFOR’s mission of stopping human trafficking and saving lives in the central Mediterranean Sea. Looking forward to the upcoming task, the commander of the auxiliary ship said: “The […]

  • 15 May 2019

    German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein and her crew of 64 will depart naval base Warnemünde on May 17 to start an eight-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The corvette will support the maritime task force of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, currently led by the Brazilian Navy. Established in October 2006 […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Only weeks after visiting her Swedish Navy counterparts from the Royal Swedish Navy’s 31. corvette squadron, German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein joined six Swedish ships for a series of maneuvers and drills. In one of the drills, Ludwigshafen am Rhein was to try and enter Swedish coastal waters as far as possible without being detected […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s Braunschweig-class corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein is expected to return to her homeport in Warnemünde on November 17, after concluding her NATO deployment. Before she reaches home, the K 130 corvette will have sailed over 14.000 nautical miles and spent some 80 days with NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). Crewed by 59 sailors, Ludwigshafen am Rhein was part of […]

  • 2 February 2016

    One German corvette and one Spanish frigate participated in a medical evacuation of a migrant previously saved in the Mediterranean Sea. On January 28, German frigate FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein carried out her first rescue operation on her deployment with Operation Sophia. The frigate embarked a total of 121 migrants on board. One of the […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s K130 Braunschweig corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein is set to leave the Warnemünde navy base on August 31 to join the NATO Standing Maritime Group 1. The 63 sailors that form the ship’s complement will set sail under the command of corvette captain Marco Köster. During their time with SNMG1, German sailors will be under the […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein has bid farewell to ships from EUNAVFOR’s operation in the Mediterranean Sea, code-named Sophia. The ship is scheduled to return to her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on April 8. Since Ludwigshafen left her homeport January 11, she has sailed 14.910 nautical miles during the three month deployment. 65 sailors were led […]

  • 8 March 2016

    Op Sophia vessels, assisted by the Spanish air force aircraft Vigma D-4 rescued 208 migrants at sea, while they were sailing towards Europe on March 6. According to EUNAVFOR, migrants on board two rubber boats were spotted by the Vigma D-4 aircraft 30 Nautical Miles North of Tripoli. The aircraft then reported their position to the Italian Maritime Rescue […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s K130 corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein left her homeport of Warnemünde on February 28 to join her Swedish Navy counterpart for Baltic Sea drills. The Royal Swedish Navy is represented by the Visby-class corvette HMS Härnösand. Sweden is not a NATO member but regularly takes part in exercises with the organization’s member states, including Germany. The […]

  • 23 February 2016

    Multiple ships from EUNAVFOR Med’s Operation Sophia joined forces for the rescue of 475 migrants off the Libyan coast, February 20 and 21. Four rubber boats, one spotted by the Italian helicopter EH101 on Saturday and one by the Spanish air force aircraft VIGMA D-4 on Sunday, were in distress in international waters north of […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships currently deployed to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 passed through the fjord of Sogne (Sognefjorden) in Norway yesterday and the group’s photographer took the opportunity to make a couple of amazing photos. The Sognefjord is the largest fjord in Norway and the second longest in the world. It stretches 205 kilometres (about 86 Nautical miles) […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) participated in a U.K.-led maritime exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, July 10.   The exercise consisted of combat operations in all areas of warfare including anti-submarine warfare, anti-aircraft warfare, and surface warfare. Naval units from the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom included Royal Navy frigates HMS […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The project manager for German Navy’s K 130-class corvettes on June 3 authorized the use of the RBS-15 Mk3 long-range fire-and-forget surface-to-surface and air-to-surface, anti-ship missile against land targets. This means that the Navy now has a weapon system which, for the first time, allows it to engage land targets from the sea. The 4.35 meter missile […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    First ship of the German Navy’s newest K130 Braunschweig-class corvettes, FGS Braunschweig, will set sail for a one-year deployment to the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon. The ocean-going corvette will leave her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany Monday, May 16. Braunschweig’s crew of 54 soldiers, commanded by the Corvette Captain Ronny Bergner, will relieve another German Navy corvette, […]

  • 16 March 2016

    German Navy’s Bremen-class frigate FGS Karlsruhe is scheduled to leave its homeport Wilhelmshaven on March 18 to join EUNAVFOR’s Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean. Led by Commander Christian Clausing, the ship’s crew will join another German ship in the operation, the combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main. FGS Karlsruhe will be taking over the roles of […]

  • 16 March 2017

    Ships assigned to the EU-led operation Sophia will be welcoming a new fleet tender to their group once the German Navy ship Rhein sets sail for the Mediterranean Sea. FGS Rhein is scheduled to depart its homeport in Kiel on March 21 and head toward the Mediterranean where she will help save lives and fight […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 made a port call in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the crews will prepare for the upcoming multinational exercise Northern Coasts 2016. SNMG1 is composed of F-100-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nunez – the group flagship, Portuguese Vasco da Gama-class frigate NRP Alvares Cabral, German Navy corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein and Belgian frigate BNS Leopold I. […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Training & Education

    On Friday, 7 March 2014, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) carried out a major damage control exercise near the island of Corfu. The exercise included a focus on basic seamanship exercises, including firefighting, steering gear breakdown, man overboard, medical casualty, speedboat manoeuvres and towing.   The exercise began with a simulated steering gear […]

  • 18 June 2018

    German Navy tender FGS Rhein is departing its Kiel homeport on June 20 to head for the Mediterranean Sea where it will join NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2). During its time in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, the 100-meter long Elbe-class replenishment ship will serve as flagship of the NATO mine countermeasures force. Commanded […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Italy has taken command of the four NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2), as well as the prospective flagship ITS AVIERE, from Germany during a scheduled port visit in Catania on Thursday, 19 June 2014.   SNMCMG2 visited the port as part of the Group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasures ships from eight NATO and ally navies are set to gather in the Baltic Sea at the end of May for the “Baltic Mine Countermeasures Squadron Exercise”. The exercise is hosted by the German Navy’s 3rd Mine Minesweeping Squadron and is in its third iteration. The two-week drill will involve seamanship and mine […]

  • 23 August 2017

    German Navy tender FGS Rhein is returning home after a five-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the EU-led migrant crisis operation Sophia. The tender is set to return to her homeport in Kiel on August 28 after spending five months in the Mediterranean where she helped save lives and fight people smugglers. In addition […]

  • 9 July 2018

    Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise concluded a year-long stint with NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2, handing over the flagship role to German Navy tender FGS Rhein. The Royal Navy survey ship concluded her deployment in a change of command ceremony in Souda Bay, Crete, on July 6. Enterprise led SNMCMG2 as it trained with navies in […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO Standing Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) has wrapped up two weeks of participating in the Italian Navy hosted exercise ITA-MINEX 14.   The aim of the exercise was to secure access to commercial ports through effective use of minesweepers and the use of mine hunting capabilities in an asymmetric threat scenario. Sixteen units from […]

  • 10 April 2017

    German Navy tender ‘Main’ is set to return to its homeport in Eckernförde on April 13, concluding her deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The tender spent six-months resupplying other EU ships deployed to the EU NAVFOR led operation Sophia which fights against human smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea. Apart from her crew, ‘Main’ was home to […]

  • 7 March 2017

    The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense has deployed a 12-man strong vessel boarding team to the European Union-led operation Sophia aimed at curbing human and arms smuggling activity in the Mediterranean Sea. The team embarked the German Navy tender FGS Rhein on March 6 during a ceremony at Lithuanian Navy base Klaipeda. According to the Lithuanian MOD, […]

  • 20 December 2018

    A German Navy frigate and a tender are set to return their homeports of Wilhelmshaven and Kiel on Friday, after concluding their NATO deployments. Tender Rhein is returning to Kiel after serving as flagship of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) for over five months. The ship’s crew got underway from their homeport and […]

  • 3 May 2017

    A German Navy fleet tender with an embarked team of Lithuanian boarding specialists intercepted a Libyan weapon-smuggling vessel on May 1. Tender ‘Rhein’ intercepted the Libyan-flagged vessel ‘El Mukthar’ in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea. ‘Rhein’ is currently part of a EUNAVFOR counter-piracy and counter-smuggling task force called operation Sophia. According to EUNAVFOR, several […]