NATO's Operation Sea Guardian assets fuse of information together to create a comprehensive picture of daily activities in the Mediterranean. The information is sent to NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) in Northwood, United Kingdom who serves as the hub of maritime security information sharing for the Alliance.
The sixth and the last focused patrol of the year, includes a planned port visit to Haifa, Israel and Alexandria, Egypt. In conjunction with these visits, NATO will deploy a mobile training team from Greece to provide training to Israeli and Egyptian Navies. This activity aims to improve regional maritime situational awareness and to solidify NATO partnerships with Israel and Egypt.
NATO collaboration on Maritime Situational Awareness in the Mediterranean region improves understanding of the environment and reduces redundancy of efforts.
This focused patrol also coincides with the 5th anniversary of NATO ships first starting to conduct Operation Sea Guardian in November 2016.