Germany Deploys Additional Vessels to the Baltic Sea

On Monday, February 28, 2022 at 3 p.m., the minesweepers “Sulzbach-Rosenberg” and “Homburg”, the minesweeper “Siegburg” and the tender “Elbe” will set sail in the Baltic Sea to reinforce NATO’s northern flank. In addition, the minehunters “Datteln” and “Fulda” set off this morning. “Our signal is clear: Not during our watch!” said the commander of the fleet, Vice Admiral Jan C. Kaack.

The German Navy sent the corvette “Erfurt” and the fleet service boat “Alster” on Saturday for the same reason.

The current reason for these measures is the Russia-Ukraine crisis, which is currently escalating, and the increased threat that Germany’s partners in Eastern Europe in particular are perceiving.

The intensification of activities on the northern flank is a concrete expression of the German Navy’s close ties with its alliance partners. Our allies and alliance partners can rely on the German Navy to make its contribution to strengthening NATO’s operational and defense readiness.

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