Romania’s Ferdinand frigate returns after tasks conducted in the Mediterranean Sea
Romania’s “Regele Ferdinand” frigate will return to the country on Thursday this week, after finishing its tasks in the Mediterranean Sea during the “Unified Protector” operation to impose the embargo on Libya. A military ceremony is planned in the military port of Constanta, according to the Romanian Ministry of Defence.
Since its entry into the Romanian Navy service, “Regele Ferdinand” frigate had a series of missions, the most important being “Active Endeavour” operations held in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 in the Mediterranean, the “Breeze-CERTEX” exercise in 2007, 2008 in Bulgaria, the “Noble Midas” exercise held in Croatia in 2007 and in 2008 in Italy.
During the mission held in the NATO naval group operating in Libya, the frigate covered over 17,400 nautical miles and performed about 770 specific tasks.
[Source: Romania Insider, 20Jul11]
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