libya Operation Sophia

Mediterranean waters


Originally known as EUFORNAV, this is the EU multinational, anti-migrant smuggling operation in the Mediterranean Sea.
After an initial investigative period, Operation Sophia moved to its next phase, where suspicious vessels could be boarded, searched, seized and diverted on the high seas on 7 Oct 2015.


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Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


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Frigate  F 122 Bremen class   German Navy F213 Augsburg,
Frigate  F 123 Brandenburg class   German Navy F216 Schleswig-Holstein,
Frigate  Type 23 Duke class   Royal Navy F239 HMS Richmond,
Corvette  d'Estienne d'Orves class   French Navy F796 Commandant Birot,
Support Ship  702 Class   German Navy A1411 Berlin,
Support Ship  404 Elbe class   German Navy A514 Werra,

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