German Type 212A submarine U33 back from NATO patrol mission

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The German Navy (Deutsche Marine) Type 212A submarine U33 entered the naval base and home port of Eckernförde on May 25. 2020 following a patrol mission for NATO's MARCOM.


The ship, led by Lieutenant Commander Tobias Eikermann, has made several reconnaissance trips at NATO’s external border since February and has been under the command of the Alliance’s Maritime Headquarters (Allied Maritime Command, MARCOM) in Northwood (Great Britain) in the past few weeks.

The patrol is part of the NATO Assurance Measures and was focused on observing the activities of the Russian fleet. U33 is one of the first German submarines to be placed under the command of MARCOM and used by its submarine command cell. The reinsurance measures are a sign of the internal cohesion of the alliance and its determination to act externally; they are a pillar of the NATO Readiness Action Plan and date back to the 2014 Wales Summit, where the Allies agreed to an increased presence on the eastern flank.

“We have a special responsibility in the Baltic Sea for the security of the Alliance. Our partners expect us to play a leading role,”

“The Baltic Sea is an extension of the northern flank. For our allies in Poland and the Baltic States it is the only ‘wet’ supply route, a lifeline, with only one natural access. Even in times of crisis, before any emergency, reinforcements and supplies for the population come via this sea route. We must therefore ensure the freedom and security of these routes. This includes knowing who is moving in the Baltic Sea, when, where and with what intentions”.

The German Navy (Deutsche Marine) is not only the largest allied navy with access to the Baltic Sea, but above all has detailed knowledge of the navigatively and tactically demanding area of operations above and below the water. Diving long and undiscovered in the shallow, narrow and busy waters of the Baltic Sea requires crews trained and experienced to the highest standards. The German Navy is the only Baltic Sea riparian of the alliance that can deploy its submarines in the entire Baltic Sea underwater.

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German Type 212A submarine U33 back from NATO patrol mission

2020/05/1590478721.jpg
Read: 695     11:35     26 May 2020    

The German Navy (Deutsche Marine) Type 212A submarine U33 entered the naval base and home port of Eckernförde on May 25. 2020 following a patrol mission for NATO's MARCOM.


The ship, led by Lieutenant Commander Tobias Eikermann, has made several reconnaissance trips at NATO’s external border since February and has been under the command of the Alliance’s Maritime Headquarters (Allied Maritime Command, MARCOM) in Northwood (Great Britain) in the past few weeks.

The patrol is part of the NATO Assurance Measures and was focused on observing the activities of the Russian fleet. U33 is one of the first German submarines to be placed under the command of MARCOM and used by its submarine command cell. The reinsurance measures are a sign of the internal cohesion of the alliance and its determination to act externally; they are a pillar of the NATO Readiness Action Plan and date back to the 2014 Wales Summit, where the Allies agreed to an increased presence on the eastern flank.

“We have a special responsibility in the Baltic Sea for the security of the Alliance. Our partners expect us to play a leading role,”

“The Baltic Sea is an extension of the northern flank. For our allies in Poland and the Baltic States it is the only ‘wet’ supply route, a lifeline, with only one natural access. Even in times of crisis, before any emergency, reinforcements and supplies for the population come via this sea route. We must therefore ensure the freedom and security of these routes. This includes knowing who is moving in the Baltic Sea, when, where and with what intentions”.

The German Navy (Deutsche Marine) is not only the largest allied navy with access to the Baltic Sea, but above all has detailed knowledge of the navigatively and tactically demanding area of operations above and below the water. Diving long and undiscovered in the shallow, narrow and busy waters of the Baltic Sea requires crews trained and experienced to the highest standards. The German Navy is the only Baltic Sea riparian of the alliance that can deploy its submarines in the entire Baltic Sea underwater.

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