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  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Saturday, November 8, the Bulgarian Frigate VERNI concluded a more than a month‘s support to NATO‘s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour (OAE). VERNI and her crew of 130 Sailors, under the command of Commander Pavlin Petcov, entered the Mediterranean Sea and commenced support to OAE on October 7th. During their patrol, the crew monitored shipping in […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities

    Over the weekend, the ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) entered the port of Barcelona, Spain, for a routine port visit, following a period of support to the counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE). SNMG2 currently consists of the flagship German frigate FGS HAMBURG, the Turkish frigate TCG YILDIRIM and the Italian frigate ITS […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities

    Having concluded a successful port visit, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) got underway on July 22 from Palma de Mallorca to support NATO’s Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR. The Group’s flagship German frigate FGS HAMBURG was joined in Palma by the Canadian frigate HMCS WINNIPEG, the Spanish frigate ESPS SANTA MARIA, and the Spanish supply ship ESPS […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities

    Commander of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, welcomed SHAPE Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Intelligence (DCOS OPI), Major General Joseph Guastella, to the headquarters for an in-depth briefing on NATO maritime operations Oct 14. During the visit, Major General Guastella toured the Maritime Operations Centre, MARCOM’s nerve centre, responsible […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) resumed exercises in support of NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE) this week.   SNMG2 currently consists of USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55), TCG KEMALREIS (F 247), FGS NIEDERSACHSEN (F 208), HMCS TORONTO (FFH 333) and ESPS ALMIRANTE JUAN DE BORBON (F-102). “Participation in OAE is important not only […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Authorities

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) led by Rear Admiral Alberto Correia, Portuguese Navy, resumed NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour (OAE) this week. SNMG1 currently consists of the Flagship – Portuguese frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida, the Spanish frigate ESPS Blas de Lezo, the Norwegian frigate HNOMS Fridtjof Nansen and the Canadian frigate HMCS Winnipeg. After […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Over the weekend, the German submarine U33 completed its support to Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION and joined Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) in support of NATO‘s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), marking the first time in over two years that a submarine has been placed under tactical control of an SNMG. The submarine will join […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown, currently part of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2, recently conducted a cooperative boarding on the Togolese flag merchant vessel (MV) Byblos as part of NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour. HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) conducted this cooperative boarding for cargo and documentation verification during its operations in international waters of the Mediterranean. The […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s frigates ‘Reina Sofía’ (F-84) and ‘Almirante Juan de Borbón’ (F-102), integrated into the 2nd Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-2), will participate in the counter-terrorist operation ‘Active Endeavour’ (OAE) during the months of November and December. The ‘Reina Sofía’ will participate once again in OAE after her deployment back in 2003. On the other […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities

    The frigate ‘Almirante Juan de Borbón’ (F-102), integrated into SNMG-2 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 2), will take part in the “Active Endeavour” operation during the first weeks of October until her arrival at Rota Naval Base where she is scheduled to participate in exercise ‘Noble Mariner 2014. The Spanish frigate commenced her integration in operation […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy’s frigate “Reina Sofía” has completed its participation in NATO’s counter-terrorist operation “Active Endeavour” in the Mediterranean Sea. The vessel departed the Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-2) after participating in the operation for a month and a half and returned to its Rota Naval Base on Saturday. Reina Sofía started its deployment on October 15 when […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ set sail from the Sarayburnu pier in Istanbul to participate in the counter-terrorist operation ‘Active Endeavour’ in the Mediterranean Sea.   The ship is integrated into NATO’s Standing Naval Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2) along with the Canadian frigate ‘Regina’ and the Turkish frigate ‘Kemalreis’. During the next two weeks […]

  • 24 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Italian Navy’s frigate Aliseo concluded its deployment with NATO Standing Maritime Group 2. The vessel returned to its homeport Taranto yesterday, April 23, after a busy period in the Mediterranean Sea, where Aliseo was part of NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour. Aliseo was part of SNMG2 from February 3. During its deployment, Alisao engaged in […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy’s vessels SPS Canarias (F86) and SPS Patiño A14 deployed for NATO’s Operation Active Endeavour on January 26. The vessels deployed from Rota Naval Base, and are expected to take part in the operation during February. They will be integrated in Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). Operation Active Endeavour efforts started in 2001 and include […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Authorities

    Italian Navy’s frigate ITS Aliseo (F 574) is returning home after a four month deployment. During this time the vessel was part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). ITS Aliseo visited eight ports and conducted Passing Exercises with the Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group, and the Croatian, Hellenic, Turkish, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Moroccan Navies. Also, […]

  • 9 February 2012

    Under command of Commodore Ben Bekkering of the Royal Netherlands Navy, a NATO maritime group is ready to engage in the maritime fight against terrorism. In the coming weeks, the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) will take part in Operation Active Endeavour in the Mediterranean Sea. The operation focuses on deterrence and disruption of […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Commander of Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1) Commodore Nils Andreas Stensønes took command of NATO’s counter terrorism task force supporting Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR on Wednesday, 23 April 2014.   SNMG1 presently consists of the flagship HNoMS THOR HEYERDAHL and FGS MAGDEBURG, and receives direct or associated support from a number of vessels, including submarines, […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain visited the Spanish Navy frigate named after her during a scheduled port of call in Piraeus (Greece), her hometown. The frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ is currently integrated into SNMG-2 as part of the counter-terrorist operation ‘Active Endeavour’ in the Mediterranean Sea. Her Majesty was welcomed on the flight deck by […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities

    The designated Operational Commander for EUNAVFOR Med, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino (Italian Navy), was recently received by MARCOM Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio (Italian Navy) to discuss and assess matters of mutual interest. Rear Admiral Lazio and Rear Admiral Credendino have exchanged impressions, focusing on the different challenges that currently NATO and EU […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities

    Three ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) arrived in Piraeus Nov. 26, for a scheduled port visit during the Group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to enhance maritime security and readiness, and in support of NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour (OAE). During the port visit, SNMG2 leadership, the Hellenic Navy and local authorities discussed numerous […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) has begun exercises in support of Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), two days after Rear Admiral Brad Williamson (US Navy) assumed command.   Williamson and his embarked international NATO command staff serve aboard the flagship, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), which is home-ported in Norfolk, Virginia. SNMG2 is also comprised […]

  • 5 October 2014
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    USCG Commanding Officer of Activities Europe Temporarily Relieved The US Coast Guard temporarily relieved Capt. James B. Robertson, commanding officer of Activities Europe, Tuesday due to loss of confidence in his abilities to command.   US Navy, Australia Order TIH Systems for Submarines DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $171 million contract for the […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Authorities

    This week Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) entered in the port of Aksaz, Turkey for a planned port visit during its assignment to NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR. After the group assemble in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), the German flagship frigate FGS HAMBURG, followed by the Canadian frigate HMCS WINNIPEG, the Spanish frigate ESPS […]

  • 24 November 2011

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced that Royal Canadian Navy ships will maintain a presence in the Mediterranean Sea until the end of 2012 in order to join Operation Active Endeavour, the NATO counter-terrorism effort in the region. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver, originally deployed as part of Operation Unified […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) arrived at Ferrol after 136 days away from her home base integrated into the Second Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-2).   During those days the ship participated in the counter-piracy operation ‘Ocean Shield’ in the Indian Ocean and the counter-terrorist operation ‘Active Endeavour’ in the Mediterranean Sea. The […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two task unit 02 (SNMG2 TU.02) recently concluded a busy port visit in Casablanca, Morocco with a passing exercise and boarding exercise off the coast of Morocco. SNMG2 TU.02 led by Canadian Navy Commander Trevor MacLean included HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337) and Italian frigate ITS Aliseo (F574). During the port visit, Moroccan […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Saturday, in conjunction with a port visit by Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2), Chief of Staff, NATO Allied Maritime Command, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio met with Vice Admiral Mohamed Laghmari, Inspector of the Royal Moroccan Navy, and his staff to discuss numerous issues of shared importance.   Morocco stands as a privileged partner […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) is now under the leadership of the United States following a Change of Command Ceremony in Malaga, Spain on Tuesday, 8 July 2014.   For the last 12 months, SNMG2 has been under control of Spain, specifically Rear Admiral Eugenio Diaz del Rio and his three flagships, BLAZ DE […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Images: Luis Sánchez Oller (MARCOM) Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 are currently conducting Exercise Dynamic Guard 2016 in the Norwegian North Sea off the coast of Austevoll. The exercise started February 15 and is scheduled to conclude February 19. The aim of this exercise is to maintain the level of proficiency in electronic warfare and […]