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Apr 30 2020

Search for NATO helicopter underway in Mediterranean

IONIAN SEA – A Cyclone Sikorsky CH-148 helicopter based on the Canadian frigate Fredericton crashed while operating in waters between Greece and Italy on 29 April 2020.

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 ships and their associated air assets from Canada, Italy and Turkey are supported in their search operations by Allied maritime and air components from Greece, Italy, Turkey and the United States.

HMCS Fredericton is a unit of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and had recently sailed from Souda, Greece to continue with their mission of maritime situational awareness in the Mediterranean. SNMG2 performed several exercises with units of the Turkish Navy followed with exercises with the Hellenic Navy and Air Force this past week.

Details about personnel on board the helicopter will be released in accordance with national procedures.

Story by Public Affairs Office at MARCOM

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