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Repairs of fire damage completed
Repairs of the fire damage aboard the "Schleswig-Holstein" could be completed by Sep 24. The ship had entered the naval base in Kiel on Sep 17 following the switchboard fire which had caused significant smoke damage. After the repair in the Tirpitz Port the fregate shifted to the ammunition pier in Jägersberg on the Kiel Fjord to take on board RAM missiles for tests in the Kiel Bight in order to be certificated for further educational purposes.
Fire off Kiel injured 10
On Sep 18. 2018, a fire broke out aboard the "Schleswig-Holstein" and injured ten soldiers on the Baltic Sea off Kiel. The ship was on a training trip. Because of the damage, it had to enter Kiel. After leaving Flensburg, the crew of the frigate should actually begin the operational tests. But around 8 p.m. there was a cable fire in a switchboard in the rear. The crew was able to quickly bring the fire under control and extinguish it. However, as there was heavy smoke below deck, ten soldiers suffered smoke poisoning. One was taken off shortly before 9 p.m. by the DGzRS lifeboat "Berlin" from Laboe. Seven other soldiers were picked up by ambulances in Kiel and taken to hospitals. Two soldiers suffered light smoke poisoning and could stay on board. The damage has already been assessed and investigated.It can be repaired in Kiel. Spare parts were requested and the frigate was due to leave again next week. In addition to the control panel, a number of mattresses must be replaced because they have been contaminated with the toxic fire smoke. In addition, extensive cleaning work was underway.
German fregate saved 207 distressed migrants
On Oct 13 at 8.30 a.m. the "Schleswig-Holstein" was requested by EUNAVFOR MED to check a boat 17 miles NE of Zuwara. After its arrival on scene at 10 a.m. the ship's own speed boats saved 207 migrants, among them 25 women and two children, from a disabled wooden boat and taken aboard the fregate which headed to Augusta, ETA Oct 14, 10 a.m., to hand over the migrants to the Italian authorities. German report with photos: http://www.lokalkompass.de/bochum/politik/eunavfor-med-fregatte-schleswig-holstein-rettet-207-menschen-d590746.htmlUpload News