German Navy Ship Sails into Split

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ZAGREB, August 11, 2018 – The German Navy’s FGS Rhein mine countermeasure ship sailed into Split on a visit to the Croatian Navy, and Commander Frank Maginsky, who commands the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group (SNMCMG2), was received by Split City Council chairman Igor Stanišić.

Stanišić said Germany and Croatia had a good cooperation, while Maginsky said that getting to know cities and cultures was an important foundation of peace and stability.

The FGS Rhein is part of SNMCMG2. It will stay in Split until the middle of the month. A joint exercise with the Croatian Navy is planned.

The public can see the 80-crew ship on Saturday afternoon. It has been in the service of the Germany Navy since 1993. It is 100 metres long, 15.4 metres wide and has a draught of 4.2 metres.


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