Hessen Returning Home From SNMG2 September 28

September 23, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10 clock, the frigate “Hesse” returns after more than five months of use in the Aegean Sea in their home port Wilhelmshaven. On April 11, the “Hesse” under the command of frigate captain Oliver Pfennig (44) left Wilhelmshaven to join the Standing Nato Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2) in the Aegean Sea. “In this politically highly explosive mission, Frigate ‘Hessen’ as a command ship and as a VJTF unit (Very High Readiness Joint Task Force) of NATO could…

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FGS Hamburg Replacing Sister Hessen in SNMG2

September 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – At 10 am on Friday, 6 September 2019, the frigate “Hamburg” will sail towards the Aegean Sea, replacing the frigate “Hessen” in the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). For five months, the crew and ship make their contribution to the fulfillment of the order on site. The frigate “Hessen” left for the Mediterranean almost six months ago. She will now make the well-deserved journey home after the transfer in Souda, Crete, and will be back in Wilhelmshaven at the end of September.…

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FS Lyre in NATO MCM Exercise

April 24, 2019 Released May 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 14 to 20 March, off the Cretan coast, the Lyre Tripartite Mine Hunter (CMT) participated for the third time in NATO’s “ARIADNE 19” operational exercise. The aim of the mine warfare force was to locate pre-submerged drill mines while dealing with asymmetric and aerial threats, simulated here by the participation of two F16 aircraft belonging to the Greek Air Force. This exercise, organized by the Greek Mine Warfare Staff, brought together eleven vessels from seven different nationalities. The force…

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Frankfurt Am Main Deploys to SNMG2

On the morning of October 19, the group of service providers “Frankfurt am Main” left Wilhelmshaven to replace the frigate “Lübeck” with the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) in the Aegean Sea. “The crew is highly motivated and well trained for our future tasks within the NATO Confederation in the Aegean Sea and we look forward to the coming months with anticipation. After a long time of “seafaring” and the shipyard, we are happy to finally be able to do what we are there for: to sail to the sea,” says Fregattenkapitän Carsten Kauke,…

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