Bad Bevensen Relieving Homburg in SNMCMG1

On Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10 a.m., the mine-hunting boat “Bad Bevensen” left Kiel. For the coming months, the boat will belong to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1) and will replace the “Homburg”. Under the command of Corvette Captain Christopher Fenske (37), the 42-man crew will leave for Cuxhaven to join…

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NATO Fleet Launches Explosives Tour in the North Sea

From today, NATO mine countermeasures vessels will sail the North Sea in search of explosives from the First and Second World War. The mines and bombs pose a danger to fisheries in particular. Just yesterday, the navy brought Zierikzee in position to clear a 1,000-pounder for the harbor loop of Rotterdam. This had previously been fished up by a fishing…

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KNM Olav Tryggvason Joining SNMCMG1

For three months, the support vessel KNM “Olav Tryggvason” will participate in NATO’s standing demining force. On September 3rd, the vessel left Haakonsvern in Bergen. NATO Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group SNMCMG1 is one of NATO’s two standing demining forces. The naval multinational force can participate and contribute to a number of different missions around the world. This autumn, the…

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Two German Ships Join SNMCMG1

(Google Translation) – On Monday, July 12th, 2021 at 10 a.m., the tender “Elbe” and the mine-hunting boat “Homburg” will leave their home port in Kiel together to join the NATO Standing Mine Countermeasures Association, SNMCMG 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1). The tender “Elbe” is used as a lead ship for the US-led staff of the international naval…

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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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Germany Leads International MCM Exercise

March 15, 2021 (Google Translation) – On March 15th, the Baltic Mine Countermeasures Squadron Exercise began. Five NATO partners are practicing mine defense under German leadership. The 3rd minesweeping squadron from Kiel has divided the mine-hunting boats “Fulda”, “Bad Rappenau” and “Grömitz” for the maneuver. The tender “Elbe” from the support squadron accompanies the exercise as a flagship and lead…

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