17 months in action: Corvette back from the Mediterranean

October 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 10 am, the corvette “Ludwigshafen am Rhein” will return to her home port of Warnemünde under the command of frigate captain Thorsten Vögler (39). The corvette was deployed for 17 months in UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) and covered over 67,000 nautical miles. During this time…

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FGS Magdeburg Deploys for UNIFIL

September 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11.30 am, the corvette “Magdeburg” will leave the home port of Warnemünde and set out with her 60-strong crew to Limassol (Cyprus). Under the command of frigate captain Thorsten Schäfer (44), the “Echo” crew will replace the “Ludwigshafen am Rhein” corvette and the “Delta” crew in the area…

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Already Drowning in Bureaucracy, NATO Creates More

September 9, 2020 – The Royal Navy has committed to supporting Germany setting up a new headquarters for NATO operations. It has signed a binding agreement with its continental counterpart – which includes providing a liaison officer to the new German Maritime Force (DEU MARFOR) taking shape in Rostock. From the middle of this decade, the headquarters will not only…

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German Exercise 2020 in the Western Baltic

August 31, 2020 (Google Translation) – From August 31, 2020 to September 7, 2020 the maneuver “German Exercise 2020 (GEREX)” will take place in the western Baltic Sea. The multinational exercise “Northern Coasts” (NOCO) had to be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting limited participation of foreign navies. Thereupon the inspector of the navy, Vice…

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