EU NAVFOR welcomes FGS BERLIN to its mission off the Coast of Somalia
Monday, 20 February 2012 | 13:08
From its port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and travelling through the Red Sea into the area of operation off the Coast of Somalia, the FGS BERLIN joins the multi-national EU NAVFOR off the Horn of Africa.
The FGS BERLIN is a class 702 combat supply ship, capable of refuelling and replenishing other ships at sea and is also equipped with two SEA KING MK 41 helicopters.
The German ship joins EU NAVFOR to protect merchant vessels carrying humanitarian aid of the World Food Program, other vulnerable ships in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as well as operations to deter and disrupt piracy while monitoring fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.
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