2018

Italian Leadership in Mediterranean Security Highlighted as NATO & EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia Meet at Sea

Italian Leadership in Mediterranean Security Highlighted as NATO & EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia Meet at Sea

Sep 10, 2018
MEDITERRANEAN SEA – On September 8, NATO Operation Sea Guardian focused security patrol flagship ITS Espero joined the EU Naval Forces Mediterranean Operation Sophia flagship, ITS San Marco, to discuss and further enhance the regular information exchange between OSG and Operation Sophia which allows for greater coordination and cooperation between NATO and EU missions.

NATO Ships Monitoring Eastern Mediterranean Sea Activity

NATO Ships Monitoring Eastern Mediterranean Sea Activity

Sep 10, 2018
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) continues to monitor the substantial Russian naval activity in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and will revise, to a limited degree, the schedule for our routine exercises in order to enhance NATO’s awareness of this activity.

Mine Counter Measures Exercise DYNAMIC MOVE 18-2 Underway

Mine Counter Measures Exercise DYNAMIC MOVE 18-2 Underway

Sep 8, 2018
LA SPEZIA, Italy - The second part of NATO mine countermeasures leadership exercise Dynamic Move 18 started in La Spezia, Italy September 3 with 60 navy personnel and scientists.

Croatian Navy and Royal Navy ships join NATO Operation Sea Guardian

Croatian Navy and Royal Navy ships join NATO Operation Sea Guardian

Sep 7, 2018
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Since the beginning of NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian, more than eight Allied navies have provided ships, aircraft and submarines in direct support of the operation. Today, the Croatian Navy and Royal Navy join the effort by providing direct support with a ship each.

NATO Maritime Group Sails with Japanese Training Squadron

NATO Maritime Group Sails with Japanese Training Squadron

Aug 22, 2018
BALTIC SEA - Yesterday, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force training squadron that is currently sailing in the Baltic Sea. SNMG1 spent the day with JMSDF cadet training vessel JS Kashima and the destroyer JS Makinami.

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 Completes Black Sea Patrol

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 Completes Black Sea Patrol

Aug 3, 2018

AT SEA (August 3, 2018) Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2) just completed its second deployment this year into the Black Sea.


NATO Ships trained at Exercise BREEZE

NATO Ships trained at Exercise BREEZE

Jul 23, 2018

BLACK SEA (July 23, 2018) Flagship FGS Rhein, ROS Lt. Lupu Dinescu and TCG Anamur, three units of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two took part in the multinational Bulgarian Navy Exercise BREEZE 2018. SNMCMG2 units enhanced their interoperability among other participating NATO Navies while training other different fields of maritime warfare.


NATO Groups exercise in the Black Sea

NATO Groups exercise in the Black Sea

Jul 17, 2018

BLACK SEA (July 17, 2018) – Two NATO Groups are participating in Breeze 2018, a Bulgarian-led annual naval exercise, taking place off coast of Bulgaria in the Black Sea to enhance the interoperability of the participating units and strengthen cooperation.


SNMG1 Conducts Change of Command Ceremony

SNMG1 Conducts Change of Command Ceremony

Jul 10, 2018

FREDERIKSHAVN, Denmark (July 10, 2018) Commodore Carsten Fjord-Larsen of the Royal Danish Navy assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) from Commodore Søren Thinggaard Larsen also of the Royal Danish Navy today in a ceremony held in Frederikshavn, Denmark. SNMG1 has been under Danish command since January 2018.


Germany leads NATO Mine Countermeasures Group in the Mediterranean Sea

Germany leads NATO Mine Countermeasures Group in the Mediterranean Sea

Jul 10, 2018
SOUDA BAY (Greece) - On Friday July the 6th, Commander Frank Maginsky of the German Navy took the command of SNMCMG2 from Commander Justin Hains from the Royal Navy in a ceremony held at the port of Souda Bay, Greece.

NATO’s advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Dynamic Mongoose concludes

NATO’s advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Dynamic Mongoose concludes

Jul 6, 2018

Norway (July 06, 2018) – NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2018 concluded on July 06. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 8 Allied nations converged on the North Atlantic Ocean for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training. Host nation Norway provided support from the Harstad and Narvik Harbors as well as Andoya Air Base.


UK Command of SNMG2 comes to an end after 12 months in charge

UK Command of SNMG2 comes to an end after 12 months in charge

Jul 2, 2018
LISBON (Portugal) - On Saturday 30th June 2018 after 12 months of British Command, Commodore Mike Utley formally handed over Command of the SNMG2 to his Dutch counterpart Commodore Boudewijn G.F.M. Boots.

 

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