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NATO Ships Visit Constanta

Feb 2, 2018

CONSTANTA, Romania (February 2, 2018) Two NATO Maritime Groups with six ships are currently conducting patrols in the Black Sea. From 1st - 4th February 2018 these two Groups are conducting a routine port visit to Constanta, Romania. 


Nov 8, 2017
Exercise TRIDENT JAVELIN 2017 (TRJN17) aims at testing and enhancing NATO command and control (C2) in several locations across Europe, being the last step in the certification process for the 2018 NATO Response Force (NRF18).

Operation Sea Guardian Patrols the Eastern Mediterranean

Oct 31, 2017
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - As part of NATO’s maritime counter-terrorism operation, Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) four NATO ships and one submarine, provided by Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Turkey, in cooperation with maritime patrol aircraft from Greece and Turkey, conducted focused security patrols in international waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

HMS Ocean takes up role as SNMG2 Flagship

Oct 29, 2017
SOUDA BAY, Greece – HMS Ocean assumed the SNMG2 Flagship role from HMS Diamond, whilst alongside in Souda Bay, Crete.

BRILLIANT MARINER: Showcasing NATO Maritime Strength

Oct 2, 2017
NORTHWOOD, UK – Three NATO Standing Groups participate this year with the French Aero-Naval Rapid Reaction Force (FRMARFOR) in exercise BRILLIANT MARINER 2017, an Exercise designed to support the certification of the naval component of the NATO Response Force (NRF) for 2018.

SNMCMG1 Estonian Commander Hands over Leadership to Neighbouring Latvian Commander

Jun 29, 2017
RIGA, Latvia – Latvian Commander Gvido Laudups assumed command of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) today in a ceremony held at the Port of Riga.

SNMG1 join Allies and Partners for exercise BALTOPS

Jun 7, 2017

BALTIC SEA – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) is participating in exercise BALTOPS, as part of the Group’s deployment to the Baltic Sea.

NATO leads routine monitoring of maritime activities

Oct 18, 2016
Warships under NATO command were deployed in conjunction with national maritime assets in monitoring the presence of Russian warships off the Norwegian coast as they transit to the Mediterranean.

NATO Response Force 2017 Maritime Component Prepares for Certification

Oct 7, 2016
The NATO Response Force (NRF) is a highly ready and technologically advanced, multinational force made up of land, air, maritime and Special Operations Forces (SOF) components that the Alliance can deploy quickly, wherever needed.

SNMG2 HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN operates in the Mediterranean

Sep 9, 2016
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 - Task Unit 02 (SNMG2 TU02) ship HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN accomplished a compliant boarding for visiting and searching on the Togolese flag merchant vessel (MV) BYBLOS, as part of NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR.

SNMCMG2 deployment into the Black Sea

Jul 28, 2016
SNMCMG2 just completed its third deployment into the Black Sea under the command of Captain Ramazan Kesgin (Turkish Navy). SNMCMG2 started its deployment on July 8th in support of NATO’s assurance measures regarding Alliance resolve and commitment to collective defence, and to enhance maritime security in the region.

NATO strengthens cooperation with Royal Moroccan Navy

May 17, 2016
NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two Task Unit 02 (SNMG2 TU.02) recently capped a robust port visit in Casablanca, Morocco with a Passing Exercise and Boarding Exercise off the coast of Morocco.


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