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OSG Focused Operations - Force Composition

Focused Operations utilizes various types of assets, deployed under NATO Operational Control, to gather, develop and maintaining an accurate picture of daily activity in different parts of the Mediterranean Sea.

Next Focused Security Patrol will be initiated October 22th, 2019. A Task Group lead by a flagship, the Hellenic Navy frigate HS Navarinon, supported by the Romanian Navy frigate ROS Regele Ferdinand and the Bulgarian Navy frigate BGS Verni in conjunction with maritime patrol aircraft and submarines from Greece, Turkey and Italy, will support the focused security patrols in international waters of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. As planned, one of main efforts will be on gathering pattern of life information about the shipping routes in international waters.

Force composition

Commander Task Group 440.03
Captain Themistoklis PAPADIMITRIOU (Hellenic Navy)
Flagship - HS NAVARINON (Hellenic Navy).


BGS VERNI (Bulgarian Navy).


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