2021 Baltic Mine Countermeasure Squadron Exercise

April 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Baltic Mine Countermeasure Squadron Exercise 2021 from March 15th to April 1st made the western Baltic Sea a little safer. When the 3rd minesweeping squadron exercises internationally, it is primarily about one thing: explosive charges under water. There is enough exercise material and dangerous goods for this in the North and Baltic Seas.…

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BNS Crocus Deploys to SNMCMG1

April 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – This Saturday April 10, the M917 Crocus mine hunter left the port of Zeebrugge to join the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measure Group 1 (SNMCMG1) fleet for eight weeks. This is currently under Dutch command. From August to November, the ship and her crew had already participated in this permanent NATO fleet. Everyone therefore…

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Regina Maria Returns from SNMG2 Duty

April 5, 2021 – The “Regina Maria” frigate docked in the Constanta military port, thus concluding its participation in the Permanent Naval Group of North-Atlantic Alliance SNMG-2 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 2), in the international waters of the Black Sea, according to a press release sent by the Naval Joint Chiefs of Staff (SMFN). The frigate, with a Puma Naval…

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FS Orion Deploys to SNMCMG2

March 26, 2021 (Google Translation) – Since March 22, the Orion Tripartite Mine Hunter (CMT) has been part of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) . SNMCMG2 is a NATO mine warfare group currently commanded by Turkish captain Yusuf Karagulle. It is made up of units from different nations belonging to NATO and deployed over varying durations (generally…

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Operation Sea Guardian Focused Patrols Return to Central Mediterranean

March 11, 2021 – The flagship Hellenic Navy frigate Salamis and the Croatian Navy missile boat Dubrovnik, supported by aircrafts and submarines from Greece, Italy and Turkey, deployed to the Central Mediterranean as part of NATO’s maritime security operation, Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) on 11 March 2021. NATO Operation Sea Guardian is a year-round, proactive and forward-looking 360 commitment of…

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SNMG2 Returns to Black Sea

March 12, 2021 – Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) will enter the Black Sea on 12 March 2021 for the first time this year to conduct further routine operations and to participate in a regional exercise organised by the Romanian Navy. SNMG2, composed of ESPS Cristobal Colon (flagship), BGS Smeli, ROS Regina Maria and TCG Kemalreis, will enter the…

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Operation Sea Guardian Returns to Central Mediterranean

March 11, 2021 – The flagship, Hellenic Navy frigate Salamis, and the Croatian Navy missile boat Dubrovnik, supported by aircraft and submarines from Greece, Italy and Turkey, deployed to the Central Mediterranean as part of NATO’s maritime security operation, Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) on 11 March 2021. NATO Operation Sea Guardian is a year-round, proactive and forward-looking 360 commitment of…

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