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The Greek ship Psara will be in the Gulf of Aden on December 16…

(photo credit: Greek Navy)

Finally it will be the Psara (F-454), a Meko-type frigate that Greece will send for Operation Atalanta (and not the “Nikoforos Fokas” as first indicated).

A higher level frigate, built in Germany, and acquired from the German Navy in 1998. A 3400 ton ship capable of traveling at 20 knots and equipped with a crew of 180 people (in ordinary times) as well as a helicopter Sikorsky S-70B-6.

It should leave the port of Piraeus on the 10th and arrive in the area on December 16. “We're just waiting for him” to declare the operation “operational” explains a soldier. “We must indeed wait for the command boat".

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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