HMS Albion Joins SNMG2

November 18, 2020 – UK flagship HMS Albion is knuckling down to NATO duties in the Mediterranean, keeping a close eye on criminal activity. After an eventful period of exercises and training in Cyprus and Egypt, the Plymouth-based assault ship, plus supporting amphibious vessel RFA Lyme Bay, have joined the alliance’s Sea Guardian mission. It’s the task of ships, helicopters…

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Spain Deploys Cristobal Colon to SNMG2

November 4, 2020 – Today the farewell ceremony for the frigate Cristóbal Colón (F-105) took place at the Ferrol Arsenal, which was chaired by the Commander of the 31st Surface Squadron, Captain Santiago Vila Barrón. Due to the current situation of COVID-19, the act has been developed under a strict series of prevention measures. Christopher Columbus plans to arrive in…

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The “Red Eagle” Joining SNMG2 Illegal Immigrant Patrol Division

August 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 10:00 am, the frigate “Brandenburg” will leave its home port in Wilhelmshaven to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). When she arrives at the deployment area in the Aegean Sea, she will take over from the task force supplier “Berlin”, which is expected back in…

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HMS Trent Commissions and Deploys on Same Day

August 3, 2020 – The most important day in HMS Trent’s short service career has seen her receive her Commissioning Order in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base before departing on her first operational deployment this afternoon. She has sailed for the Mediterranean to add her weight to NATO’s ongoing maritime security operation there. Sea Guardian deters international crime and…

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USS Porter Participates in Exercise Sea Breeze 2020

July 20, 2020 – USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea July 19, 2020 to participate in exercise Sea Breeze 2020. This is Porter’s third trip to the Black Sea since the beginning of 2020. During its previous trips to the region, Porter participated in multiple tactical maneuvering, communications, and air defense exercises with regional partners. Sea Breeze, now…

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