August 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – After the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut, the Federal Government is providing the Lebanese government with further emergency aid with the quickly available forces of the Bundeswehr.
For this purpose, the “flying intensive care unit” of the Bundeswehr was used in Cologne / Wahn – for strategic patient air transportation (StratAirMedEvacStrategic Air Medical Evacuation) – put into increased stand-by readiness. The Air Force will also fly a Bundeswehr medical reconnaissance team to Beirut this morning with a Global 5000.
The corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein grew out of her current assignment with the UN mission UNIFIL United Nations Interim Force in Lebanonand left Limasol in Cyprus at 7 a.m. local time. After about six hours, she will arrive in Beirut to provide on-site support with the crew, including a ship’s doctor. In addition, a quickly relocatable air rescue center of the Bundeswehr medical service was alerted. This is ready with an exploration team in order to operate this highly mobile “hospital” in Beirut in less than 96 hours.
The military attaché at the German Embassy in Beirut is responsible for coordinating the relief efforts in close contact with the crisis team of the Lebanese armed forces. The coordination of the aid measures is very important, as many European countries spontaneously offered their help. You can get the latest information from the Bundeswehr Operations Command.