ITS Termoli Completes Exercise ARIADNE 2021

April 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – Nave Termoli, Minehunter of the Italian Navy attached to theStanding NATO Mine CounterMeasure Group 2( SNMCMG2 ), completed the ARIADNE 2021 exercise , held in the waters off the port of Patras (Greece), with the aim of training and evaluating interoperability between Allied forces in a multi-threat environment, with particular attention to mine countermeasures…

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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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Turkey Takes Command of SNMCMG2

February 19, 2021 – On 20 February 2021, Turkey took over the command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). The virtual Change of Command was held on 19 February, led by Vice Admiral Keith Blount, Commander of Maritime Command, and the ceremony took place in Istanbul, Turkey with the participation of core personnel of the flagship TCG Sokullu…

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ESPS Duero Returns to Cartagena

November 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – The mine hunter “Duero” (M-35) returns to Cartagena after participating in the Permanent Group of Measures Against Mines Nº2 of NATO. This morning, the mine hunter “Duero” (M-35) has returned to its base in the Cartagena Arsenal, from where it set sail on September 20 to join the Permanent Group of Measures Against Mines…

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Duero Deploys for SNMG2

September 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The mine hunter “Duero” left its base port of Cartagena this Sunday, September 20, bound for the port of Toulon (France) to join the NATO Permanent Mine Action Group No. 2 (SNMCMG-2). Her return is scheduled for November 2020. The ship has been dismissed by the Commander of the Mine Action Force, Captain Miguel…

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