This past June Germany transferred the retired 100-ton navy patrol boat Bergen to the Republic of Lebanon on board the heavy lift transport MV Atlant Trina. The ex-Bergen, which has been renamed Tabarja, is the third vessel handed over by Germany to Lebanon since 2007. The 28.7-meter patrol boat previously operated as a Type 905 range safety craft and was often deployed by German forces to the Baltic Sea region where she assisted with naval training exercises. The transfer of these vessels is part of a larger United Nations effort to train, rebuild, and re-construct Lebanese maritime forces to prevent terrorism and smuggling of illegal weapons into the country. The two previously transferred vessels, the ex-Bremen 2 and ex-Bremen 9 did not come from the navy, but were instead retired German police boats that have since been renamed Amchit and Naqoura, respectively, in Lebanese service.