NATO Forces Participate in Exercise FLOTEX-22

Ships from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) joined the major annual exercise of the Spanish Navy, FLOTEX-22 in Rota, SPAIN from 13 to 24th of June 2022. Exercise FLOTEX-22 is a Maritime LIVEX conducted with the participation of Spanish Army, Navy and Air Force assets and it is open to Allied…

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NATO Ships Conduct Port Visit in Algiers

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG-2) visited Algiers, Algeria, from June 4-7 and conducted a subsequent Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with Algerian navy units in the vicinity of Algiers. SNMCMG2 crewmembers participated in several activities during the port visit organized by Algerian Naval Force personnel, fostering positive relations between NATO and its partner nation. Commander, SNMCMG2 Spanish Navy Captain Javier…

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SNMCMG2 Celebrates Spain’s 40th Anniversary in NATO

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) commemorated 40 years since Spain joined NATO while underway in the Mediterranean Sea, May 30. Spain joined NATO on May 30, 1982, becoming the 16th nation to join the Alliance. SNMCMG2 currently comprises flagship ESPS Meteoro (P41) and FGS Bad Rappenau (M1067). Under the command of Spanish Navy Captain Javier Nuñez de Prado,…

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ITS Gaeta Participates in Exercise ARIADNE 22

From Monday 7 until March 19, in the waters off the island of Crete , the minesweeper Gaeta, a unit dependent on the Command of the Mine Countermeasures Forces (MARICODRAG), participated in ARIADNE 22 , a multinational exercise organized by the Greek navy as part of the mine countermeasures activities. The objective: to enhance the ability of allied navies to…

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ESPS Meteoro Visited Morocco

February 18, 2021 – The flagship of the first focused patrol of 2021 for NATO’s maritime security operation Sea Guardian (OSG), ESPS Meteoro visited Morocco between 15-17 February 2021. After their arrival at the port of Tangiers, Meteoro’s Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Álvaro Muñoz-Delgado Ramírez of the Spanish Navy, met with the representatives of Morocco’s fifth Maritime Region, including their…

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NATO maritime patrol underway in the Western Mediterranean

February 8, 2021 – Spanish offshore patrol vessel Meteoro, supported by maritime patrol aircrafts from Portugal and Spain, has deployed to the Western Mediterranean as part of NATO’s maritime security operation, Operation Sea Guardian (OSG). NATO Operation Sea Guardian is a year-round, proactive and forward-looking 360 commitment of up-keeping deterrence on terrorism and illegal activities. This operation is also a…

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