Over the last twelve months, 16 ships have contributed to SNMCMG1, patrolling the waters of Northern Europe.
All nations that contributed ships and personnel to Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One over the last year have shown outstanding dedication to NATO's mission in the North
SNMCMG1 ships provided NATO with a constant presence in the North to re-assure Allies and deter any potential aggressors; monitored NATO's sea lanes contributing to maritime security; routinely trained with Allies and Partners, including participation in several large multinational exercises and numerous individual training opportunities, enhancing Allied interoperability.
Ceremony in Oslo was presided by Commodore Jeanette Morang, Commander Surface Forces NATO.
"All nations that contributed ships and personnel to Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One over the last year have shown outstanding dedication to NATO's mission in the North. The achievements over the last year speak highly for Denmark, Commander Peter Krogh and his team, to which we express our greatest appreciation. I look forward to working with Commander Henning Knudsen-Hauge, another highly capable officer that I am sure will continue the outstanding efforts in NATO's mine countermeasures mission over the next six months," said Commodore Morang.
Over the last year, the group carried out 7 historic ordnance (HOD) operations, clearing a total of 148 mines.
They spent 85 days looking for mines and searched over 210 square nautical miles.