2017 - MARITIME GROUPS / SNMCMG2

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group to visit Batumi

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group to visit Batumi

Nov 1, 2017
BLACK SEA – On December 3rd, SNMCMG2 arrived in Batumi, Georgia for a scheduled port visit as part of the group’s deployment in the Black Sea. Four vessels from NATO member states, and their crews, have participated in the visit, along with the Allied Maritime Command Deputy Commander, Vice Admiral Hervé Blejean of the French Navy.

BRILLIANT MARINER: Showcasing NATO Maritime Strength

BRILLIANT MARINER: Showcasing NATO Maritime Strength

Oct 2, 2017
NORTHWOOD, UK – Exercise BRILLIANT MARINER 2017 is a Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Operation Exercise designed to support the certification of the naval component of the NATO Response Force (NRF) for 2018. Three NATO Standing Groups are to support  the French Aero-Naval Rapid Reaction Force (FRMARFOR) in the Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of France, Italy and Spain between September 29 and October 13.

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 Changes Leadership

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 Changes Leadership

Jul 5, 2017
PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom – Polish Navy Commander Aleksander Urbanowicz turned over command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) to Royal Navy Commander Justin Hains today during an Operational Handover and Change of Command ceremony held at Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Portsmouth.

NATO units participate in Italian Exercise MARE APERTO

NATO units participate in Italian Exercise MARE APERTO

May 15, 2017
CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN SEA – SNMG2 TU 02 and SNMCMG2 ships are participating in the Italian-led multinational integrated exercise MARE APERTO 2017 designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability across navies, platforms and services.

SNMCMG2 in Ariadne 17 Exercise

SNMCMG2 in Ariadne 17 Exercise

Apr 10, 2017
MEDITERRANEAN SEA – On April 7th, 2017, ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two completed their participation in the Hellenic Navy-led mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise Ariadne 17. The exercise is designed to enhance MCM operational interoperability amongst international participants.

NATO Ships Increase Alliance Interoperability in Romanian Exercise

NATO Ships Increase Alliance Interoperability in Romanian Exercise

Mar 8, 2017
BLACK SEA -- The ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) are participating in Romanian exercise Poseidon March 5-13, 2017 to increase Alliance navy interoperability and enhance the Alliance’s ability to neutralize underwater hazards.

ESPS Duero joins SNMCMG2

ESPS Duero joins SNMCMG2

Jan 30, 2017
LA SPEZIA, Italy - Spanish minehunter ESPS Duero (M35) joined Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2) in La Spezia on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

New crew of SNMCMG2 conduct first port visit

New crew of SNMCMG2 conduct first port visit

Jan 24, 2017
CAGLIARI, Italy - The crew of the Polish flagship, ORP Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki (511), are concluding their first port visit in Cagliari since joining Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2).

Poland Takes Command from Greece of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two

Poland Takes Command from Greece of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two

Jan 17, 2017
NORTHWOOD, United Kingdom – Polish Commander Aleksander Urbanowicz assumed command of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2) today during an Operational Handover of Command ceremony held at Naval Base Swinoujscie in Poland.

 

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