SNMG2 Concludes Participation in SEA BREEZE 19 in the Black Sea

July 13, 2019 – The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) have concluded their participation in SEA BREEZE 19, a Ukrainian-US co-hosted exercise in the Black Sea. Under the command of Commodore Josee Kurtz (CAN N), the Group is conducting a regional patrol as it proceeds to Varna, Bulgaria, during their deployment in the Black Sea. SEA BREEZE is an annual multinational maritime training engagement designed to enhance the ability of partnering nations to build their combined capability and capacity to ensure regional security, and foster unity. “The…

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Evertsen and SNMG2 in Exercise Mare Aperto

May 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Evertsen took part in Exercise Mare Aperto (free sea) as a flagship within the NATO fleet association SNMG2. More than 40 ships, the same number of aircraft and 5 submarines participated in this. An overview of Defense operations in the week from 1 to 7 May 2019. Commander of SNMG2, Commander Boudewijn Boots: “This is a unique and large-scale exercise under Italian leadership. All facets are applied: from the prevention of smuggling and environmental pollution to deployment in the highest spectrum of violence.…

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NATO Frigates Toronto and Santa Maria in Odessa

April 1, 2019 – “The Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Toronto (FFH 333) and the Spanish Navy frigate Santa Maria (F-81) have moored to the berth of the Odessa Marine Station. These ships carry out the patrol in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). They arrived in Odesa on a friendly visit to have a rest and will stay there for three days,” the press service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine reports. As noted, Toronto and Santa Maria entered the Black Sea…

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