News Releases

NATO leads routine monitoring of maritime activities

Oct 18, 2016
Warships under NATO command were deployed in conjunction with national maritime assets in monitoring the presence of Russian warships off the Norwegian coast as they transit to the Mediterranean.

NATO Response Force 2017 Maritime Component Prepares for Certification

Oct 7, 2016
The NATO Response Force (NRF) is a highly ready and technologically advanced, multinational force made up of land, air, maritime and Special Operations Forces (SOF) components that the Alliance can deploy quickly, wherever needed.

SNMG2 HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN operates in the Mediterranean

Sep 9, 2016
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 - Task Unit 02 (SNMG2 TU02) ship HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN accomplished a compliant boarding for visiting and searching on the Togolese flag merchant vessel (MV) BYBLOS, as part of NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR.

SNMCMG2 deployment into the Black Sea

Jul 28, 2016
SNMCMG2 just completed its third deployment into the Black Sea under the command of Captain Ramazan Kesgin (Turkish Navy). SNMCMG2 started its deployment on July 8th in support of NATO’s assurance measures regarding Alliance resolve and commitment to collective defence, and to enhance maritime security in the region.

NATO strengthens cooperation with Royal Moroccan Navy

May 17, 2016
NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two Task Unit 02 (SNMG2 TU.02) recently capped a robust port visit in Casablanca, Morocco with a Passing Exercise and Boarding Exercise off the coast of Morocco.

Maritime Awareness Key to Alliance Assurance

May 11, 2016
As an Alliance formed around a community of values, committed to the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law, NATO serves the interests of every member state. Working together to maintain a common operating picture at sea supports a greater understanding of the environment and provides opportunities to practice the skills of international teamwork.

SNMG2 expands area of activities

Mar 8, 2016
The German flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) FGS BONN is the first NATO ship to enter the area of activity for a first patrol around the Greek island of Lesbos. Over the weekend, NATO had expanded the area of activity into the territorial waters of Turkey and Greece, in close coordination with both Allies. NATO also expanded its cooperation with the EU’s border agency Frontex

SNMG2 Conducts Drills in the Aegean Sea

Feb 27, 2016
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) is patrolling in the Aegean Sea in the area between Greece and Turkey. SNMG2 arrived in the Aegean Sea to participate in national and international efforts to cut the lines of illegal trafficking and illegal migration in the Aegean Sea, as mandated by the North Atlantic Council.

NATO Strengthens its Anti-Submarine skills with Exercise Dynamic Manta in Italy

Feb 22, 2016
NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 2016 (DYMA 16) began today off the Sicilian coast, with ships, submarines, and aircraft and personnel from 8 Allied nations converging on the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and antisurface warfare training. 

SNMCMG2 visits Batumi Georgia

Feb 12, 2016
Four NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) arrived in Batumi for a scheduled visit in an effort to enhance cooperative activities and strengthen relations with the partner nation. The fifth member of the Group, ITS GAETA (Italy), will arrive later in the visit.


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