German Tender Werra is expected to return to her homeport, naval base Kiel, tomorrow, October 24.
The 5th Minesweeper Squadron ship has spent 5 months undertaking Mediterranean Sea missions and taking part in migrant rescue operations. During her deployment, FGS Werra saved a total of 1186 people from the sea.
The ship clocked over 25.000 nautical miles, or 46.000 kilometers, patrolling the Mediterranean. During this deployment she took part in five rescue operations, getting over 600 people to safety in the first rescue mission.
FGS Werra, along with the frigate FGS Schleswig Holstein, was part of the 2nd Mediterranean sea rescue contingent. Once the EU made the decision to start the EUNAVFOR MED operation, the two ships were assigned to the mission under the Italian flagship vessel ITS Cavour.
FGS Werra handed her assignment over to the combat support ship FGS Berlin earlier this month.
Naval Today Staff, Image: German Navy