SNMG2 Pays Visit to Casablanca, Morocco

Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) have arrived in Casablanca, Morocco, for a scheduled port visit.

Led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson (USA N), SNMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), TCG Goksu (F 497), ITS Aliseo (F 574) , FGS Spessart (A 1442) and FS Marne (A 630).

During the port visit, SNMG2 leadership will meet with local Moroccan authorities and Navy officials to discuss issues of shared importance and to finalize an upcoming exercise at sea between SNMG2 and the Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN).

Morocco is one of seven countries in NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), designed to foster communication and cooperation between NATO and the MD countries to address regional security and stability and foster mutual understanding.