The German Navy Frankenthal-class (type 332) mine countermeasure vessel FGS Datteln (M 1058) has sailed into Valletta Port (the Grand Harbour) this afternoon on a courtesy visit. This is her third visit in Valletta Port this year.
The German MCMV is currently deployed in the Mediterranean and assigned to E.U. Naval Force Mediterranean (Operation Sofia).
FGS Datteln is presently berthing alongside at Pinto-3 wharf, and she's expected to sail from Valletta Port in the coming days. (29-Jul-2016)