2017

NATO Operation Sea Guardian Operating with NATO Shipping Centre Support

NATO Operation Sea Guardian Operating with NATO Shipping Centre Support

Dec 11, 2017

NORTHWOOD, United Kingdom (Dec. 8, 2017) NATO ships provided by Italy, Greece and Turkey, supported by MPAs, are conducting focused security patrols in international waters of the central and eastern Mediterranean Sea as part of Operation Sea Guardian (OSG).

In parallel with this focused security patrols the NATO Shipping Centre is leading a Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) exercise, named Multinational Exercise 17 (MNEX17).


SNMCMG2 Participates in Turkish-led Exercise NUSRET 2017

SNMCMG2 Participates in Turkish-led Exercise NUSRET 2017

Nov 28, 2017
MEDITERRANEAN – Nov. 28, 2017 – Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) is participating in the Turkish-led maritime exercise NUSRET 2017 in the Aegean Sea off Canakkale, Turkey.

Standing NATO Maritime Groups Participate in Greek-led Exercise NIRIIS 2017

Standing NATO Maritime Groups Participate in Greek-led Exercise NIRIIS 2017

Nov 24, 2017
MEDITERRANEAN (Nov. 24, 2017) – NATO Standing Naval Group's SNMCMG2 and SNMG2 are participating in the Greek-led maritime exercise NIRIIS 2017 just off the coast of Crete in the southern Aegean Sea. NIRIIS 2017 aims to train participating units in modern maritime threats whilst supporting security at sea and conducting evacuations of civilian populations.

Experts discuss Amphibious Operation

Experts discuss Amphibious Operation

Nov 22, 2017
NORTHWOOD, United Kingdom – MARCOM served as a stage for the Amphibious Leaders Expeditionary Symposium (ALES) 2017, a forum to review and debate on to enhance amphibious operations support to NATO Allies.

SNMG2 Participates in Turkish-led Maritime Exercise

SNMG2 Participates in Turkish-led Maritime Exercise

Nov 17, 2017
Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) completed Turkish-led maritime exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2017 in the Eastern Mediterranean today.

SNMG2 Flagship Conducts an Act of Remembrance in the Eastern Mediterranean

SNMG2 Flagship Conducts an Act of Remembrance in the Eastern Mediterranean

Nov 12, 2017
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN (Oct. 11, 2017) – HMS Ocean, SNMG2 Flagship, conducted an act of Remembrance to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in previous conflicts. The entire Ship’s Company, Bravo Company of 40 Commando Royal Marines, members of 820, 845 and 847 Naval Air Squadrons and a detachment of US Marines were formed up on the flight deck for the poignant service –over 800 personnel.

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.

Operation Sea Guardian Patrols the Eastern Mediterranean

Operation Sea Guardian Patrols the Eastern Mediterranean

Nov 1, 2017

MEDITERRANEAN SEA - From October 14 to 30, four NATO ships and one submarine in cooperation with maritime patrol aircraft, conducted focused security patrols in international waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea as part of NATO’s maritime counter-terrorism operation, Operation Sea Guardian.


HMS Ocean takes up role as SNMG2 Flagship

HMS Ocean takes up role as SNMG2 Flagship

Oct 31, 2017
SOUDA BAY, Greece – On Sunday the 29th of October, UK amphibious ship HMS Ocean assumed as SNMG2 Flagship, relieved HMS Diamond, whilst alongside in Souda Bay, Crete.
 
HMS Ocean concluded its participation in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation in the Caribbean Islands left devastated by Hurricane Irma.

SNMG2 works with NATO Science and Technology Centre

SNMG2 works with NATO Science and Technology Centre

Oct 23, 2017
LA SPEZIA, Italy – After completing Exercise Brilliant Mariner 17, SNMG2 participated in a series of underwater experiments with NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE).

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One to Visit Cherbourg

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One to Visit Cherbourg

Oct 19, 2017
North Atlantic - SNMCMG1 will arrive to Cherbourg, France October 20 for a port visit as part of the group’s 2017 deployment. This presence will facilitate the coordination with the French Navy in preparation for Historical Ordinance Disposal operations (HOD Ops) off the French coast.

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One Completes Joint Warrior 17-2

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One Completes Joint Warrior 17-2

Oct 13, 2017
ATLANTIC OCEAN – Over the last two weeks the ships of SNMCMG1 participated in exercise Joint Warrior which took place in British waters North-East of Scotland taking the lead of the Mine Countermeasures Task Group as a part of the NATO Task Force which was involved in this exercise

 

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