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  • 31 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Last Monday,the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) left the port of Gdynia, Poland with a new commander at the helm and new ships. The first days at sea are usually used for ships and crew to get acquainted with the new command and with the respective capabilities of each vessel. The crew of […]

  • 7 December 2015
    Authorities

    German Bundestag authorized the deployment of German troops and units against ISIS in Syria on December 4, 2015. The German Navy will support the French group assembled around the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle. The frigate FGS Augsburg will be sent to aid the aircraft carrier’s operations in Syria. FGS Augsburg is still […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Authorities

    German Navy Frankenthal-class minehunter FGS Weilheim is set to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) for over four months of joint operations. The vessel will depart its Kiel homeport on July 29 for a two-week at-sea phase before heading to the German Navy’s fire and damage control training center in Neustadt together […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After spending six months at sea, German Navy’s Frankenthal-class mine hunter Weilheim returned to its homeport in Kiel, Germany on February 7. The German Navy 3rd Squadron ship was part of both the German contribution to NATO’s mine countermeasures group, the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2), and the EU operation Sophia in the […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasures ships from eight NATO and ally navies are set to gather in the Baltic Sea at the end of May for the “Baltic Mine Countermeasures Squadron Exercise”. The exercise is hosted by the German Navy’s 3rd Mine Minesweeping Squadron and is in its third iteration. The two-week drill will involve seamanship and mine […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Authorities

    On Thursday, January 17th, the Polish Navy assumed command over Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One. ORP ‘Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki’ became the flagship of the Group and Cdr Piotr Sikora (Polish Navy) was appointed as the Commander of the SNMCMG1. The official Change of Command Ceremony took place at Naval Port in Gdynia, alongside the […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Training & Education

    On Friday, 7 March 2014, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) carried out a major damage control exercise near the island of Corfu. The exercise included a focus on basic seamanship exercises, including firefighting, steering gear breakdown, man overboard, medical casualty, speedboat manoeuvres and towing.   The exercise began with a simulated steering gear […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Authorities

    Expanding cooperation in the field of maritime security was the main subject of the German – Polish bilateral talks held between January 29 and 31 in Gdynia (Poland). Vice admiral Ryszard Demczuk, Deputy Commander of the Polish Navy and Rear admiral Jürgen Mannhardt, responsible for development of the German Navy, were leading the delegations. During […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) participated in Exercise NIRIIS 2014 earlier this month near Crete.   The exercise focused on training participants in Maritime Interdiction Operations, including asymmetric threat scenarios, helicopter and flight-deck training, mine countermeasures and counter-piracy exercises. Participants formed Task Group 770.03, which consisted of SNMCMG2 vessels FGS RHEIN, HMS BROCKLESBY, […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 will visit Algiers, Algeria, from October 12 to 14, 2015, as part of their annual program of activities, to strengthen the friendship and understanding between Algeria and NATO. In this context, the Chief of Staff of the Allied Maritime Command, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio will meet with the Major […]

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

    Italy has taken command of the four NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2), as well as the prospective flagship ITS AVIERE, from Germany during a scheduled port visit in Catania on Thursday, 19 June 2014.   SNMCMG2 visited the port as part of the Group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to […]

  • 7 March 2013

    The last day of February for the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 was also the last day of “Beneficial Cooperation”. During the two-week operation in the English Channel the ships of SNMCMG1 located and disposed of 8 individual pieces of underwater explosive ordnance (UXOs) with a total of more than two tons of TNT […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Italian frigate ITS Aliseo leads a line of international warships behind HMS Brocklesby as the British warship shows the way through a minefield off Crete. Over two hectic days off the north coast of the Mediterranean island, the Portsmouth-based minehunter and her NATO counterparts tested their ability to sail safely through a minefield.   There […]

  • 17 February 2014

    EU Naval Force warships have once again come to the rescue of fishermen off the coast of Somalia.   Following FGS Hessen’s rescue of a 14 year old fisherman from a capsized boat on Wednesday 12 February, this latest rescue, which happened on Thursday 13 February, saw French warship, FS Siroco and German warship, FGS […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Authorities

    Having sailed 23000 nautical miles safeguarding the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle in the Middle East, the German frigate FGS Augsburg has bid farewell to the international group and headed home.   During the group’s deployment in the Persian Gulf, French aircraft conducted 23 reconnaissance flights while Dassault Rafale fighter jets performed an overall […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Authorities

    290 migrants were rescued at sea from three dinghies off the coast of Lybia on November 24. With the contribution of the Spanish aircraft Cisne10 Orion P3, that spotted one of the dinghies during a patrol and surveillance flight, the German supply ship FGS Berlin and the British frigate HMS Enterprise saved respectively 236 and […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Authorities

    The French frigate FS COURBET and the German FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN have been taking part in a complex rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea from October 7. The German frigate FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN, together with the Italian Ship ITS AVIERE belonging to the “Mare Sicuro” mission, was firstly requested to intervene in favour of three […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Training & Education

    On Wednesday 2 April, German Navy frigate, FGS Hessen departed the waters of the Gulf of Aden and headed for home after completing four months of counter piracy patrols with the EU Naval Force.   After a short port stop in Malaga, Spain, FGS Hessen will arrive in her home port in Wilhelmshaven on Thursday […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Four NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2) arrived in Bar, Montenegro on Friday, September 4, 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 (OAE). Led by Captain Ramazan Kesgin, (TUR N), SNMCMG2 is […]

  • 23 January 2012

    EU NAVFOR warship FGS LUEBECK re-located an Indian registered dhow which had been used as pirate mother-ship involved in the attack on M/V FLINTSTONE early the same day. A Dutch Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) stationed on the Dutch-registered civilian fall-pipe vessel had repelled the attack following a gun-fight and caused the attack skiffs to retreat […]

  • 25 March 2014

    On the 29th January 2014, HMS Brocklesby sailed from Portsmouth for a stormy trip across the Bay of Biscay to join the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measure Group in the Mediterranean.   The crew of Brocklesby, Crew 1 of the 2nd MCM Squadron, ‘The Fighting Aces’, left the UK in to some of the worse […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine-Countermeasures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) met on Wednesday, 30 October 2013, for a joint training opportunity at sea near Crete, Greece. Both Groups have been operating in the Mediterranean in support of the counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), demonstrating NATO’s resolve to help deter, defend, disrupt and […]

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

    After engagement in Noble Justification from 13 to 26 October 2014 and obtaining a certification from NATO Response Force, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) continued on to enhance its skills in exercise Ariadne 2014. This year’s training will include, besides SNMCMG-2, HS Adrias, HS Kalypso, HS Kallisto, HS Kassos, FS FGS Lyre, BS BGR Priboy, the […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Authorities

    F124 air defense frigate FGS Sachsen will become the first German Navy vessel to deploy in 2018, getting underway from her homeport of naval base Wilhelmshaven on January 5. The lead ship of the F124 frigates is joining the EU-led operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea. The goal of the mission is to prevent human […]

  • 25 March 2014

    On Tuesday 18 March, three EU Naval Force warships, FS Siroco, FGS Hessen and ESPS Relampago gathered in the Gulf of Aden for a joint replenishment at sea (RAS) with the American logistics ship, USNS Pecos from Task Force 53. Ships from Task Force 53 provide regular replenishment support to the European Union’s counter-piracy warships […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Maritime Countermeasures Group 1 ships have begun their participation in the multinational integrated exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 15). BALTOPS is a joint, multinational maritime-focused exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve among Allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Authorities

    The EU anti-migrant smuggling operation in the Mediterranean sea, known as Operation Sophia, has entered its operational phase, aimed at boarding and seizing vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling and trafficking. The operational phase follows the first phase, launched June 22, which involved intelligence gathering on smuggling routes and networks. Phase II is intended to precede […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Authorities

    The German frigate is currently on a mission to support the French aircraft carrier in his efforts against the Islamic State terror group in Syria. The two ships recently conducted a replenishment at sea maneuver with the U.S Navy’s replenishment oiler USNS Laramie. After the maneuver was complete, a helicopter embarked on FGS Augsburg landed […]

  • 14 April 2014

    “All those involved in the replenishment at sea are required at their station”. When this order is broadcast over loudspeakers on board the German tanker FGS Rhön, the seamanship crew reacts quickly by donning their hard hats and safety gear before making final preparations for what is a highly specialized manoeuvre at sea.   At […]