NATO Maritime Groups Train with Finland and Sweden

Ships from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) are currently in the Baltic Sea to exercise and conduct port visits in Finland and Sweden. From 25 to 27 April, SNMCMG1 stopped in Turku, Finland, and practiced mine countermeasures with their Finnish counterparts. Led by Estonian Navy Commander Ott Laanemets, SNMCMG1 comprises flagship…

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FGS Erfurt Joining NATO’s SNMG1 Instead of UNIFIL off Lebanon

On Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10 a.m., the corvette “Erfurt” currently based in Wilhelmshaven will set sail to join Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG 1). The naval association is primarily responsible for controlling and protecting strategically important sea routes in the North Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea. The K130-class corvette actually left its home port of Warnemünde…

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Erfurt Deploying for UNIFIL Duty

On Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 2 p.m., the corvette “Erfurt” and the “Delta” crew will leave their home port of Warnemünde to take part in the UNIFIL mission (United Nations Interims Force in Lebanon) off the Lebanese coast. Under the command of frigate captain Axel Burmeister (40), the ship will carry out maritime surveillance and support the training of…

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