Germany Details Non-Combat NATO Mission the in the Aegean Sea

(Google Translation) – Since February 2016, NATO has been helping to improve the exchange of information between the Greek and Turkish coast guards and the EU border protection agency Frontex European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the Aegean Sea. This is necessary in order to optimize the action taken by the national authorities against smugglers and their networks. For…

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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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