Netherlands Begins Term of SNMCMG1 Command

January 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Netherlands today takes over command from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1). The fleet association will be clearing explosives in the North Sea and Baltic Sea for the next 6 months. It also ensures that the fleet is ready for military operations at any time. The Royal Netherlands Navy is in charge…

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HNLMS Schiedam back from successful deployment

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Mine control vessel HNLMS. Schiedam is back after 3 months from a successful deployment on the Baltic Sea. The purpose of the trip was to clear explosives and to practice with ships from other countries. Together with mine hunters from Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Norway, Hr.Ms. Schiedam the fleet association Standing…

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SANDY COAST 20: Securing Maritime Approaches

September 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – From August 31 to September 11, 2020, the Tripartite Mine Hunter (CMT) L’Aigle is deployed in the North Sea as part of the second component “securing maritime approaches” of NATO’s combined operational training Sandy Coast 20 . This new phase of the exercise features the deployment of a multinational force which must allow the…

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SNMCMG1 Rids Norwegian Fjord of Mines

August 19, 2020 – Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has concluded a historical ordnance disposal operation, enhancing knowledge about the seabed by working in Norwegian waters and contributing to the Norwegian compiled historic ordnance database. Conducted between 4-12 August, 2020 in Lofoten and Tromso areas, eight historical mines were identified, among 147 mine-like objects. In total two…

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Gromitz Deploys to SNMCMG1

(Google Translation) – On Saturday, August 8th, 2020 at 10 am, the mine-hunting boat “Grömitz” leaves its home port in Kiel. For the next two months, the boat will belong to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1). The areas of operation of the multinational NATO association include the North and Baltic Seas. After…

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FGS Donau Crew Home After 102 Days Without Shore Leave

June 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10 a.m., the “Danube” tender will return from the permanent NATO Mine Defense Association SNMCMG1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1) under the command of corvette captain Bernd Abshagen (39). After almost half a year, the approximately 70 crew members can finally see their relatives again, but that…

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FGS Fulda Returns from NATO Deployment With NO Shore Leave

June 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – The “Fulda” mine hunting boat returned to the home port of Kiel on Friday, June 5, 2020, after a five-month NATO mission. The approximately 40-strong crew under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Mario Evaluations (32) left Kiel on January 8, 2020, after completing a demanding national and international training program. In mid-January the “Fulda” joined…

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Finland to Integrate With SNMCMG1 During Baltops 20

May 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy will participate in the Baltops 20 naval exercise from 5 to 16 June 2020 at the Purunpää, which operates with NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. Baltops (from the words Baltic Operations) is an annual conscription-based naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, designed by NATO’s Naval Striking and Support Force and…

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