2018 - MARITIME GROUPS / SNMCMG2

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 trains with Georgian Coast Guard

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 trains with Georgian Coast Guard

Nov 7, 2018
BLACK SEA, AT SEA (November 07, 2018) - SNMCMG2 concluded a visit to Georgia, Batumi. On conclusion to the port visit, the NATO Group and the Georgian Coast Guard performed a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) including seamanship, safety and manoeuvring exercises.

NATO Task Group visits La Goulette, Tunisia

NATO Task Group visits La Goulette, Tunisia

Oct 16, 2018
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (October 16, 2018) SNMCMG2 visited the Port of La Goulette October 4 to 7 to support military dialogue and cooperation between NATO and Tunisia, in particular relating to the counter-terrorism and maritime security operations.

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.

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.


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 Ships Support Development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

NATO Ships Support Development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Jun 11, 2018
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 11, 2018) A team of scientists and engineers from the NATO's Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) spent several weeks aboard SNMCMG2 flagship HMS Enterprise conducting experiments with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) during the Spanish and Italian Mine Countermeasures Exercises (MINEX).

NATO Warship Discovers Unexploded Ordnance from Previous Conflict

NATO Warship Discovers Unexploded Ordnance from Previous Conflict

May 10, 2018
Palma, Mallorca, Spain (May 9, 2018) During the multinational exercise Spanish MINEX 18, the Turkish Minehunter TCG ANAMUR discovered historical unexploded ordnance whilst conducting routine mine countermeasures training. TCG AMANUR is a member of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) which is taking part in the Spanish exercise in Palma and Mahon from 28 April to 11 May 2018.

NATO Task Group Visits Bar, Montenegro

NATO Task Group Visits Bar, Montenegro

Feb 25, 2018
BAR, Montenegro (February 25, 2018) Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2), under the command of Royal Navy Commander Justin Hains, arrived in Bar, Montenegro on February 23rd, having sailed from Marmaris, Turkey the week previously.

Burgas Port Visit for NATO Minesweepers

Burgas Port Visit for NATO Minesweepers

Feb 9, 2018

BURGAS, Bulgaria (February 9, 2018). Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2) currently conducting patrols in the Black Sea will visit Burgas from 9-11 February. This routine visit to Burgas is part of NATO’s increased presence in the Black Sea region to support 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.


 

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