The first of a total of four 125 Class frigates for the German Navy has been christened on Dec. 12, 2013, “Baden-Württemberg” at a naming ceremony by Gerlinde Kretschmann, wife of the Baden-Württemberg State Premier, at the Hamburg site of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – a company of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions. For TKMS this is an important milestone in the construction program for the F125 Class frigates. The delivery of this first frigate is scheduled for November 2016. The order for the four ships is worth around €2 billion in total. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems heads the ARGE F125 consortium which was awarded the contract to build a total of four F125 Class ships for the German Navy in 2007. The ARGE F125 consortium also includes the Friedrich L... [More]
Control air crafts of the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies in Cuxhaven, Germany, keep an eye on oil violator in the North- and Baltic Sea.
Since both the air crafts are controlling the main shipping routes of the German Bay and also in the German territory the number of sea polluter are getting less, says Ulrike Windhövel from the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies in Cuxhaven. Also the detected amounts of oil are remarkably smaller than before.In 2012, same like in 2011, around 41 pollutions have been discovered whereof 9 oil violators in each year could be identified. With 59 oil violators in 2004 the most contempt could be detected. Since the beginning of oil detection from the air around 4.116 pollutions could be detected, whereof 565 could be assigned to the causer.The covered area of North- and Baltic Sea is around 115.000 square kilometers. A particular focus is done by the “Oil Hunter” on the water ways, oil rigs and gas fields, fishing grounds a... [More]
End of January 2013 one of the latest corvette, the OLDENBURG (F263), has been put into service at the German Navy Base “Hohe Düne” in Rostock-Warnemünde. The ceremony took place in the presence of rear admiral Michael Mollenhauer, officer-in –charge of the navy command in Rostock.
The 1. Corvette Squadron includes in total five units. Hereof the ships MAGDEBURG (F261) and the BRAUNSCWEIG (F260) are ready for operation. The BRAUNSCHWEIG is eponym for the whole corvette quintet, which cost in total about 1.2 billions EURO. Further sister ships are the ERFURT (F262) as well as the LUDWIGSHAFEN (F264). The five so far build ships have been completed at the yards of Blohm&Voss, Hamburg, Lürssen, Bremen, and the former shipyard Nordseewerke Emden.
With the new class 130- corvettes expands the German Navy significantly their range of applications. They can stay on sea continuously for 21 days. This type of ships makes a world-wide operation within multi-... [More]
Commissioning is planned after finalization of all deepwater tests beginning of next year.
Before sea-trials, the submarine “U35” for the German Navy, with Kiel shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) yard-number 398, has started with its diving tests. The, at HDW build boat had to complete a diving test. Heeling and trimtests have been done by the military boat crew. The 57 m long and around 1.450 to displacement boat has been positioned at a special place at the shipyard. This particular docking place is equipped with a much bigger water depth than the rest of Kiel port. The next tests are planned in the bay of Eckernförde. Commissioning is planned after all relevant tests and sea-trials at the beginning of 2014. To recognize the boat more easily during the extensive sea-trials the periscope has been bright red coloured.
The Kiel based shipyard has, for the time being, four submarine new-builds on order. Besides the two boats “U35”, yard-number ... [More]