(B2) The Greek frigate Hydra (F-452) left Salamis naval base on Tuesday (May 12) to join the EU's Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini in the Mediterranean Sea, reports the greek navy
But it will not be concretely operational until the end of May. She must spend a few days on the naval base of Crete, at the training center (KENAP), in particular to perfect the training of the teams of sailors in the boarding of ships.
On board the Hydra, there will be a boarding party (VPD type), similar to the one Malta should have provided (read: Dark cloud over Operation Irini. Malta brandishes the threat of a veto). It is intended to go and check vessels suspected of smuggling arms to Libya.