2017

SNMG2 Trains in Bulgarian Exercise Breeze

SNMG2 Trains in Bulgarian Exercise Breeze

20 Jul 2017
BLACK SEA - Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) is participating in Exercise Breeze 2017 in the Black Sea this week. Breeze is an annual Bulgarian Naval exercise with international participation that it is conducted in Bulgarian territorial waters and the high seas.

SNMG1 Greets Chinese Task Group in North Sea

SNMG1 Greets Chinese Task Group in North Sea

18 Jul 2017
Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 flagship HNoMS Otto Sverdrup greeted a Chinese Naval Task Group in the North Sea while sailing there in international waters.

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two Ships Meet in Istanbul

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two Ships Meet in Istanbul

17 Jul 2017
ISTANBUL - On Monday, July 10, Turkish frigate TCG Yildirim joined the SNMG2 flagship HMS Duncan in Istanbul.

SNMG1 Change of Command

SNMG1 Change of Command

14 Jul 2017
BERGEN, Norway – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) changes command Friday in a ceremony at the Norwegian Naval Base, Haakonsvern. After six months with the Command of SNMG1, Commodore Ole Morten Sandquist (NOR Navy) relieves today to fellow countryman, Commodore Petter Kammerhuber.

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 Changes Leadership

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 Changes Leadership

5 Jul 2017
PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom – Polish Navy Commander Aleksander Urbanowicz turned over command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) to Royal Navy Commander Justin Hains today during an Operational Handover and Change of Command ceremony held at Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Portsmouth.

NATO and EU discuss future cooperation at sea

United Kingdom takes command of NATO Task Group from Germany

United Kingdom takes command of NATO Task Group from Germany

30 Jun 2017
SOUDA - Crete, Greece - On the 30th of June the UK took command of the Standing NATO Maritime Task Group 2 (SNMG2) at a ceremony at Souda Bay Naval Station on the Greek Island of Crete.

SNMCMG1 Estonian Commander Hands over Leadership to Neighbouring Latvian Commander

SNMCMG1 Estonian Commander Hands over Leadership to Neighbouring Latvian Commander

29 Jun 2017
RIGA, Latvia – Latvian Commander Gvido Laudups assumed command of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) today during an Operational Handover of Command ceremony held at the Port of Riga being the first time Latvia takes the command of SNMCMG1.

NATO Submarine Warfare Exercise Begins in Iceland

NATO Submarine Warfare Exercise Begins in Iceland

26 Jun 2017
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (June 26, 2017) - NATO Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2017 begins today off the coast of Iceland. This NATO Submarine Surveillance exercise, includes anti-submarine and anti-surface training. 10 Allied nations are participating with ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel.

SNMG1 concludes exercise BALTOPS 2017

SNMG1 concludes exercise BALTOPS 2017

16 Jun 2017
KIEL, Germany – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) entered the port of Kiel Friday morning, marking the conclusion of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2017.

NATO Operation Sea Guardian Observes Western Med in Focused Security Patrol

NATO Operation Sea Guardian Observes Western Med in Focused Security Patrol

15 Jun 2017
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Four NATO ships, provided by France, Italy and Spain, conducted focused security patrols in international waters of the western Mediterranean Sea as part of NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) May 28 to June 11, 2017.

Mine Countermeasures Critical to Security

Mine Countermeasures Critical to Security

12 Jun 2017
BALTIC SEA – Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) continues to excell in exercise BALTOPS. In a nod to the significant role mine countermeasures has in the exercise, Vice Admiral Christopher Grady, commander of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, visited SNMCMG1 flagship ENS Wambola and group vessel FGS Elbe on June 10 for tours of the ships and to meet with crewmembers.

 

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