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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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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Patino Returns from SNMG2 Deployment

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Combat Supply Vessel Patiño has returned to its base port in Ferrol, upon completion of its two-month deployment in NATO Permanent Naval Grouping Number 2 (SNMG-2) in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The reception ceremony was chaired by the Commander of the 31st Surface Squadron (COMANDES 31), the captain Santiago Vila Barrón.…

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HMS Albion Joins SNMG2

November 18, 2020 – UK flagship HMS Albion is knuckling down to NATO duties in the Mediterranean, keeping a close eye on criminal activity. After an eventful period of exercises and training in Cyprus and Egypt, the Plymouth-based assault ship, plus supporting amphibious vessel RFA Lyme Bay, have joined the alliance’s Sea Guardian mission. It’s the task of ships, helicopters…

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Spain Deploys Cristobal Colon to SNMG2

November 4, 2020 – Today the farewell ceremony for the frigate Cristóbal Colón (F-105) took place at the Ferrol Arsenal, which was chaired by the Commander of the 31st Surface Squadron, Captain Santiago Vila Barrón. Due to the current situation of COVID-19, the act has been developed under a strict series of prevention measures. Christopher Columbus plans to arrive in…

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The “Red Eagle” Joining SNMG2 Illegal Immigrant Patrol Division

August 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 10:00 am, the frigate “Brandenburg” will leave its home port in Wilhelmshaven to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). When she arrives at the deployment area in the Aegean Sea, she will take over from the task force supplier “Berlin”, which is expected back in…

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