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On Tuesday, 20th of September the Force Commander of European Union Naval Force Mediterranean Operation SOPHIA visited the German frigate
The crew of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern began their duties in operation SOPHIA the 15 of September. The Force Commander received a capability briefing on the type 123 frigate –Brandenburg class and then had a tour of the ship.
The Force Commander visited British Warship HMS
He was hosted by Diamond’s Commanding Officer: “Diamond has been on operations for almost a month now, and what has been clear from the outset is the commitment of all of the Nations involved to trying to improve the dire situation in Libya” he continued “It’s a pleasure to host the Commander of the Force and show him what Diamond is capable of contributing to the mission”.
Last 6 September the EU Political and Security Committee decided to formally commence the contribution to the UN arms embargo off the coast of Libya in the high seas.