KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda Hosts UNIFIL Meeting

The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Yudo Margono, emphasized that wherever the Navy is located, it must provide benefits to the people, and be quick to respond to the problems and difficulties of the people. Just like the SAR Team of the Indonesian Navy at the Palembang Naval Base (Lanal), which consisted of Babinpotmar (Nintel for the Development of Maritime…

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FGS Braunschweig Returns from UNIFIL Deployment

On Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m., the corvette “Braunschweig” returned from the UNIFIL mission (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) under the command of Corvette Captain Pascal Störk (40). The corvette is welcomed by the mayor of the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock, Claus Ruhe Madsen (49). “The navy has a long and important tradition in the Hanseatic…

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FGS Erfurt Joining NATO’s SNMG1 Instead of UNIFIL off Lebanon

On Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10 a.m., the corvette “Erfurt” currently based in Wilhelmshaven will set sail to join Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG 1). The naval association is primarily responsible for controlling and protecting strategically important sea routes in the North Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea. The K130-class corvette actually left its home port of Warnemünde…

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Two US Coast Guard Cutters Visit Lebanon

Two U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutters arrived in Beirut, Lebanon, on Jan. 31, for a scheduled port visit that will include several military-to-military exchanges with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). USCGC Emlen Tunnel (WPC 1145) and USCGC Glen Harris (WPC 1144) arrived in Beirut after a stop last week in Alexandria, Egypt. The vessels are two of the Coast…

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Auvergne Takes Operational Break in Beirut

On operational break in the Lebanese capital from January 5 to 8, 2022, the crew of the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Auvergne worked to strengthen the ties that unite the National Navy and the Lebanese Navy. Common dives and participation of several mechanics from Auvergne in a technical intervention on the Lebanese patrol boat Trablous, notably punctuated the exchanges. Captain Dannoui,…

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FGS Magdeburg Home From UNIFIL Deployment

(Google Translation) – On Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 10 a.m., the corvette “Magdeburg” from the UNIFIL mission (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) will return to her home port of Warnemünde in the eastern Mediterranean. The 60-man crew “Alpha” under the command of frigate captain Christian Heger (37) spent more than five months far from their home and more…

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DOD Linguist Gets 23 Year Sentence for Espionage

June 23, 2021 – Mariam Taha Thompson, 62, formerly of Rochester, Minnesota, was sentenced today to 23 years in prison for delivering classified national defense information to aid a foreign government. As part of her March 26 guilty plea, Thompson admitted that she believed that the classified national defense information that she was passing to a Lebanese national would be…

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FS Tonnerre Crewmembers Repairs Beirut Pilot Boat

August 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday August 6, 2020, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) was put on alert to participate in the support provided by France for the benefit of Lebanon. Arrived in Beirut on August 13, the Tonnerre sailors were put ashore to help rebuild the port, the country’s economic heart. Among these projects, that of…

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