German UNIFIL Guardship Change at Limassol

June 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – In addition to the German and Brazilian contributions, Greece, Turkey, Bangladesh and Indonesia also participate with ships. For Oldenburg, the return journey begins in the direction of homeport Rostock-Warnemünde.

Welcome on the pier in the port of Limassol: Commander of the “Oldenburg” Stephan L. and Ronny B. Commander of the “Ludwigshafen am Rhein”: (Source: Bundeswehr / PAO UNIFIL)

After 250 operational days with two crews, the corvette “Oldenburg” is replaced by the corvette “Ludwigshafen am Rhein” in the area of ​​operation. From now on, the “Ludwigshafen am Rhein” will be responsible for overseeing the waters off the Lebanese coast as part of the UNIFIL mission.

Under the command of frigate captain Ronny B. the crew consisting of 64 soldiers patrols in the area of ​​operation until mid-October. This is similar in area to the size of Schleswig-Holstein. “I and my crew are highly motivated and we are pleased to be able to contest this mission together. We are looking forward to the challenges of the next four months, “said Frigate Captain Ronny B.

From 1 June 2019, the corvette “Ludwigshafen am Rhein” will carry out the mission of the UNIFIL mission. (Source: Bundeswehr / PAO UNIFIL)

The crew of the “Oldenburg” was in service since 21 January 2019. “I’m proud of what my crew has done in the field and I’m glad that it’s now home,” says frigate captain Stephan L., commander of the “Oldenburg”. On June 15, 2019, the crew and corvette will once again have German soil under their feet or local water under the keel: In Rostock-Warnemünde, the crew will be welcomed back by their family members, comrades and friends.