2018 - MARITIME GROUPS / SNMG2

The Maritime is Critical to Allied Nations

The Maritime is Critical to Allied Nations

Oct 24, 2018
TRONDHEIM, Norway (October 23, 2018) NATO Allies are nearly surrounded by water, that water space is critical in both peacetime for trade and in crisis for defense. The stakes of maritime security are high and Exercise Trident Juncture is an excellent opportunity to exercise interoperability and sharpen the tactics of working together in task groups with many ships from different Allied and Partner navies.

NATO Maritime Forces Prepare for Trident Juncture

NATO Maritime Forces Prepare for Trident Juncture

Oct 22, 2018
TRONDHEIM, Norway - NATO Allied and Partner Nation mariners met today in Trondheim, Norway aboard Dutch amphibious ship HNLMS Johan de Witt for a pre-sail conference to confirm coordination final details for the maritime portion of Exercise Trident Juncture before the exercise begins.

NATO Group in Eastern Med training Anti-Submarine Warfare

NATO Group in Eastern Med training Anti-Submarine Warfare

Oct 11, 2018
EAST MEDITERRANEAN SEA (October 11, 2018) Ships from Standing Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) participated in the Turkish led exercise Mavi Balina 2018. Hosted by the Turkish Navy, Mavi Balina 2018 is a bi annual anti-submarine warfare exercise designed to increase readiness and interoperability across the participating units.

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 concludes participation in NAIAS 2018

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 concludes participation in NAIAS 2018

Sep 24, 2018

AEGEAN  SEA –24 Sep 18, The ships of SNMG2 TU.02 concluded naval exercise NAIAS organized by the Hellenic Navy 2018 on 21 September. Participating units had the opportunity to train in multi-threat warfare events, including anti-asymmetric warfare, maritime interdiction and counter-terrorist events.


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.


 

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