2018 - MARITIME GROUPS / SNMG2

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.

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.


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.

SNMG2 Exercises with Turkish Navy

SNMG2 Exercises with Turkish Navy

May 22, 2018

AEGEAN SEA (May 19, 2018) Last Saturday SNMG2 conducted an exercise to increase interoperability and practice tactics and procedures with the Turkish Navy during their transit this week into the Aegean Sea after spending 20 days in the Black Sea.


Georgia-NATO Maritime Cooperation Enhanced

Georgia-NATO Maritime Cooperation Enhanced

May 17, 2018
TBILISI, Georgia (May 17, 2018) MARCOM Deputy Commander, Vice Admiral Hervé Bléjean (FRA N), met with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Head of the Border Police and Chief of the Coast Guard during a visit to the Georgian capital Tbilisi while SNMG2 under the command of Commodore Mike Utley (UK N) conducted a port visit to Poti.

NATO Ships Complete Romanian Naval Exercise

NATO Ships Complete Romanian Naval Exercise

May 11, 2018
BLACK SEA (May 11, 2018) Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) completed annual Romanian multinational exercise Sea Shield 2018 today in the Black Sea. The Group joined other ships, submarines, aircraft and soldiers from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and the United States to conduct the exercise.

SNMG2 Exercises with Bulgarian Navy

SNMG2 Exercises with Bulgarian Navy

Feb 16, 2018
BLACK SEA - Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) conducted a Passing Exercise with the Bulgarian Navy this week in the Black Sea to increase interoperability and practice tactics and procedures.

NATO Ships Visit Varna, Bulgaria

NATO Ships Visit Varna, Bulgaria

Feb 10, 2018
VARNA, Bulgaria (February 10, 2018) As part of their annual schedule of operations, three NATO ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria for a port visit. The Group deployment to the Black Sea seeks to increase interoperability

and enhance NATO’s ability to protect national sovereignty through collective defense.


NATO Ships Exercise with Allies in the Black Sea

NATO Ships Exercise with Allies in the Black Sea

Feb 8, 2018

NORTHWOOD, United Kingdom (February 7, 2018) During their Black Sea deployment, two of the four Standing NATO Maritime Groups are conducting a Passing Exercise with the Romanian Navy this week. NATO maritime presence in the region enables greater interoperability while enhances NATO’s ability to national sovereignty through collective defense.


NATO Ships Visit Constanta

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 as part of NATO’s increased presence in the Black Sea region to support national sovereignty through collective defence.


 

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