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  • 25 July 2018
    Authorities

    Belgian Navy command and support ship BNS Godetia assumed the role of NATO Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) flagship on July 22, taking over from Dutch submarine support ship HNLMS Mercuur (A900). Despite having 780,000 nautical miles on the clock, Godetia brings a wealth of capabilities to the group. The ship will contribute to the […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Twenty Benin service members received course completion certificates April 19 after completing a boarding team operations course onboard the Belgian navy command and logistical support ship BNS Godetia (A960). This milestone capps a nearly three months multi-lateral maritime capacity building that has taken place on the Godetia. Godetia, on deployment, began its maritime capacity building […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Authorities

    The six ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in London for a routine port visit on Thursday, November 26, 2015. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. Under the command of the Royal Netherlands Navy Commander Peter Bergen […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities

    Navy ships deployed to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) stopped in Karlskrona, Sweden, for a port visit from November 23 to 25. The port visit included visits to local military and civilian officials as well as tours of the ships for both local residents and Swedish […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Authorities

    This morning, seven NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) arrived in Casablanca for a scheduled port visit, during the Group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to enhance maritime security and readiness, and in support of NATO counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR.   Led by Captain Giovanni Piegaja, (ITA N), SNMCMG2 is currently […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) recently began their participation in the German-led Exercise NORTHERN COASTS 2015 (NOCO 15). NOCO 15 is a multinational exercise for NATO, Partnership for Peace and EU countries, which has been conducted annually since 2007 in the Baltic region. Its aim is […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) transited the Kiel Canal and arrived in Wismar, Germany, October 5, returning to the Baltic Sea for another routine patrol. The SNMCMG1 visit to Wismar included courtesy calls with local authorities, a force reception and ships open to visitors. The public was welcome to visit […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Authorities

    German Navy minehunter FGS Dillingen will be departing its Kiel homeport on January 21 to join the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group (SNMCMG1) for a six-month deployment. The vessel will first head for Zeebruge, Belgium, where it will join the international task group. After Dillingen joins the group flagship HDMS Thetis and another Belgian […]

  • 25 November 2015
    Authorities

    The German Mine Countermeasures Ship FGS Bad Rappenau is expected to sail into the Kiel naval base on November 27. The 3rd Minesweeping Squadron ship was part of SNMCMG 1 (Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1) during the last four months as a German contribution to NATO forces. The ship left its homeport under […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) located and destroyed two mines from World War II while conducting training as a part of Trident Juncture 2018. While the group was practicing clearing sea routes for an amphibious assault, Norwegian minehunter HNoMS Maaloey detected two historical mines. After inspection with a remote underwater vehicle […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Belgian government on Friday, January 26, decided to give the department of defense its green light for the acquisition of six new mine countermeasure vessels. The order will be placed jointly with the Netherlands Navy which will acquire an identical number of MCM ships. In addition to mine countermeasures, the two countries are collaborating on […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members of the Belgian Navy and U.S. Coast Guard recently completed a week-long maritime law enforcement exercise with partners from the Cabo Verde Coast Guard (CVCG), Maritime Police (CVMP), and Judicial Police (CVJP). The major participating units in the exercise were the Belgian command and support ship BNS Godetia, the CVCG cutter Guardião, and a […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Danish Navy recently contributed their new concept in counter-mine efforts to exercise Open Spirit in the Baltic Sea as part of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. The new system is flexible, scalable and utilizes drones to minimize danger to Sailors. The system is called Mine Countermeasures Denmark (MCM DNK) and is a modular […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    German-based technology company Atlas is offering a set of mine countermeasures (MCM) systems for a new class of minehunters that are to be built for the Belgian and Dutch Navy. The current minehunters operated by Belgium and the Netherlands were integrated by Atlas Elektronik and are equipped with an Atlas-delivered MCM command and control system. In […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Authorities

    Helping NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasure Group 1 (SNMCMG1) clear historic ordnance off the coast of France was the final task of the crew of Belgian minehunter BNS Primula before they headed home. From October 20 to November 7, Belgians worked with their colleagues in French waters off the Normandy coast. These waters were mined and […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities

    The navies of India and Bangladesh kicked off their first ever coordinated patrol (IN-BN CORPAT) from the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong on June 25. The Indian Navy sent frigate INS Satpura and corvette INS Kadmatt to take part in the patrol. Bangladesh contributed frigate Abu Bakr and corvette Dhaleshwari, while both navies also sent […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Bangladesh naval ship “Bangabandhu” arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on 30th November 2012. The visiting ship sailing under the command of Captain MIR Ershad Ali (G), psn, BN was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival. The Commanding Officer of the BNS Bangabandhu was […]

  • 18 December 2012

    In the afternoon of 15 December 2012, the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Belgian frigate BNS Louise-Marie intercepted one skiff with five suspected pirates on board. While underway to the probable pirates’ operating area, the Swedish EU NAVFOR maritime patrol aircraft (MPRA) was able to locate the suspicious skiff on 12 December 2012. The BNS […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities

    After leaving her home port of Zeebrugge on Sunday 10 August, Belgian Navy warship BNS LEOPOLD I has arrived in the Gulf of Aden to commence counter-piracy operations with the EU Naval Force.   This is the fourth time that this multi-purpose frigate, with 157 men and 13 women on board, has participated in the […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Brazilian Navy’s BNS Amazonas came alongside in Cape Town, South Africa at the V&A Waterfront for a port call on January 8. BNS Amazonas, a 90-meter offshore patrol vessel, left Brazil late December 2015. The ship forms part of the south east naval grouping of the Brazilian Navy which is used in performing maritime security in […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) ships arrived in Tallinn Friday for a 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) and HNLMS TROMP (F […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Brazilian Navy Ship, BNS Amazonas, an Offshore Patrol vessel visited the port of Cape Town, South Africa, over the period of 08-13 April 2015. BNS Amazonas was built by BAE Systems Portsmouth, launched on 18 November 2009 and commissioned on 29 June 2013 as part of the Grouping of Naval Southeast (Brazilian Navy). BNS Amazonas’ […]

  • 23 June 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USS Enterprise to Return to Newport News Shipbuilding USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will return to Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) with shipbuilders on board on Thursday, June 20. UK: Final Section of HMS Queen Elizabeth Heads for Rosyth The final section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers being built for the […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Belgian Defense Minister will attend the multinational mine countermeasures (MCM) operation Open Spirit 2016 and observe participating ships conduct MCM tasks in the Baltic Sea on May 26. Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput will also meet the Lithuanian Defence Minister aboard the LNS Jotvingis to discuss security situation at the eastern and southern NATO borders, preparations […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Training & Education

    This morning the nine NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in Ventspils for a scheduled port visit during the Group’s deployment to the Baltic to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region.   Ventspils is the third Baltic port of call for the Group, which departed Kiel, […]

  • 25 February 2011

    MRMP issues Early Informations on Multi-annual repairs and maintenance works in the hull areas of the electric-propelled naval trainingship A958 “Zenobe Gramme”. Multi-annual repairs and maintenance works to naval vessels and associatedaccessories.Repairs and maintenance works to the logistics support vessel A960 “Godetia”. Repairs and maintenance works to the oceanographic research vessel A962 “Belgica”   Contract […]

  • 11 August 2016

    China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group has started construction of additional two Swadhinota-class guided missile corvettes for the Bangladesh Navy with a ceremony that was attended by the Chief of Naval Staff Mohammed Nizamuddin Ahmed. The Swadhinota-class are a variation of the Chinese Navy Type-056 design and the Bangladesh Navy already operates two vessels in the class. On January 10, 2016, BN received BNS […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities

    NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) will be led by a Latvian Navy commander following a change of command ceremony at the Port of Riga on Thursday. Commander Johan-Elias Seljamaa of the Estonian Navy turned over command of the group after leading aboard the flagship, Estonian command and support ship ENS Wambola since Feb. 13, […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Training & Education

    China will host ships from seven countries these days ahead of the exercise “Sea Cooperation 2014”, according to the Times of India.   The Indian Navy’s warship INS Shivalik arrived in one of the 10 busiest ports in the world, the Chinese Port of Qingdao, on Sunday 20th April. This is the second time that […]