EU NAVFOR welcomes German Oil Tanker FGS RHÖNAugust 22, 2010 - 18:00
EU NAVFOR’s logistic capacity has been reinforced with the arrival of FGS RHÖN in the area of operations.
FGS RHÖN is a Type 704 replenishment tanker that has been in the service of the German Navy since 1977, and that has a displacement of 14,169 tonnes and a crew of 42.
The tanker FGS RHÖN will enable EU NAVFOR warships to remain much longer on operations at sea.
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