Sea rescue in the German Bight

May 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – On the evening of May 7, the frigate “North Rhine-Westphalia” rescued two persons in distress. At 6:20 pm, the crew of the German frigate received a distress call from the fishing boat “Stella Polaris”. The boat reported a flooding with machine failure in the sea area of ​​the German Bight. The “North Rhine-Westphalia” was at the end of their turf drive at Wilhelmshaven. After receipt of the radio message, the “North Rhine-Westphalia” moved to approximately five nautical miles distant Havaristen. Once there, the ship…

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Raytheon Anschütz demonstrates collision avoidance system

September 3, 2018 – COLREG-compliant collision avoidance is among the primary tasks of navigators. Today’s rising maritime traffic density and growing ship dimensions make this task increasingly demanding and add to the already often high workload on ships’ bridges. Thus, Raytheon Anschütz together with research partners both from industry and academia has developed an innovative assistance system to aid its users in making maritime traffic safer. Inspired by solutions applied in the aviation industry the MTCAS project has developed the Maritime Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System. Adapting this proven…

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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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USS Leyte Gulf Visits Wilhelmshaven

April 10, 2017 – USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) arrived in Wilhelmshaven, Germany for a scheduled port visit, April 9, to enhance U.S.- Germany relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe. The ship’s presence in the North Atlantic is a demonstration of our continued commitment to the collective security of NATO under Operation Atlantic Resolve.

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