June 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Monday, June 7, 2021, the frigate La Fayette led a Supply at Sea (RAM) maneuver to the north-west of Crete with the German supply tanker FGS Berlin , integrated into operation EUNAVFORMED IRINI 1 . Thus, 95 m3 of diesel could be taken on board in order to complete the bunkers and allow the French frigate to regain full fuel autonomy.
This Franco-German cooperation maneuver, which was completed in less than two hours, demonstrates the ability of the French Navy to interoperate with a NATO ally. Carried out in good weather conditions, this RAM was an opportunity to apply the know-how of the two crews, while deepening the respective knowledge of the two carriers.
The frigate La Fayette has been deployed since May 19 in the Eastern Mediterranean, where it was integrated for ten days with Task Force 473 and Operation CHAMMAL.