EU Naval Force warship, FGS Lubeck, recently completed a four month counter-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden after handing over her tasking to German Navy frigate, FGS Bayern, on 10 February 2015.
The handover ceremony between the two warships was attended by senior military officers from the German Armed Forces.
As part of the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, FGS Lubeck conducted patrols off the coast of Somalia and escorted World Food Programme vessels to ensure that vital aid arrived safely into port for the Somali people. She also visited Madagascar, the first visit to the port for a German warship since 1914.
Deputy Commander of the Bundeswehr (German Army) Joint Forces Operations Command, Brigadier General Poschwatta, stated:
During the entire period of her deployment, FGS Lübeck accomplished her mission in an exemplary manner.