NATO Operation Sea Guardian in Eastern Mediterranean

April 23, 2021 – The third focused patrol of NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian for 2021 commenced on 21 April in the Eastern Mediterranean. It focuses mainly on gathering information about maritime activities in the international waters encompassing a wide range of threats as well as shipping pattern-of-life, alongside enhancing partnerships in the area and assuring readiness to counter terrorism threats…

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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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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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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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Operation Sea Guardian Ends Mediterranean Patrol

December 10, 2020 – NATO Operation Sea Guardian has finished its last focused security patrol for 2020 today (10 December). As part of this activity (known as a focused operation), which started on 24 November, NATO maritime assets have been helping provide an accurate maritime picture to NATO commanders, enforcing counter-terrorism measures, and working with partners. Sea Guardian’s current flagship…

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NATO Trains With Israel in Eastern Mediterranean

December 8, 2020 – The Greek-led task group for the current NATO Operation Sea Guardian focused security patrol, conducted training with the Israeli Navy in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on December 7, 2020. This is the third iteration of Crystal Sea, a cooperation designed to develop maritime medical support around the Mediterranean Sea for Operation Sea Guardian to ensure that…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Joins FS Aconit on Operation Sea Guardian

June 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Mediterranean, the Jeanne d’Arc 2020 group, made up of the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate La Fayette Guépratte and the frigate Aconit, were engaged in associated support for two separate but concomitant maritime missions: the operation of the European Union called IRINI and that of NATO called Sea Guardian.…

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TCG Yabray Kudret Güngör Refuels FS Courbet off Libya

June 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – This Thursday, June 4, the La Fayette-type frigate Courbet (FLF) currently engaged in the NATO Operation Sea Guardian carried out a refueling at sea off Libya with the Turkish oil tanker Yabray Kudret Güngör (class Akar). Deployed as part of the European maritime force “EUROMARFOR” integrated into Operation Sea Guardian , the Courbet carried…

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