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  • 5 March 2012
    Industry news

    The Latvian Navy’s new SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) patrol boats will be kept under Germanischer Lloyd (GL) class. GL surveyors will conduct periodic examinations throughout the life cycle of the vessels to verify that the vessels continue to be fit for purpose, technically reliable and seaworthy. Five vessels are currently planned with one, […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities

    The Belgian Navy is now in charge of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) after taking over from the Latvian Navy in a ceremony on January 15. Commander Peter Ramboer of the Belgian Navy relieved Latvian Commander Gvido Laudups in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Commander Laudups has led the group throughout the second half of 2017 […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed Riga, Latvia after a three-day scheduled port visit, July 15, 2015. The vessel participated in a series of drills at sea with the Latvian Navy patrol crafts Jelgava (P-08) and Rēzekne (P-09) prior to arriving in port, July 12. Latvian Navy Chief of Staff, Cmdr. […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    On Thursday 1 May Latvia celebrated its 10th anniversary as a member of the European Union. During the past decade Latvian National Armed Forces have made a significant contribution to EU operations, including the EU’s counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia, Operation Atalanta.   Latvian Navy Sergeant, Aleksandrs Stepancuks, is currently serving as a […]

  • 25 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Riga, Latvia, on January 22 for a scheduled port visit. Porter is one of two Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers operating in the Baltic currently, under the close watch of Russian Navy corvettes. “We would like to thank our Latvian hosts for the warm welcome and hospitality,” […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Latvian Navy is hosting this year’s edition of the international annual mine clearance and ordnance disposal drill Open Spirit which is taking place between August 18 and 31. The exercise aims to reduce the threat of unexploded ordnance throughout the Baltic Sea region, including seabed communications lines, international shipping routes, and fishing areas. It […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 22 August 2012
    Industry news

    Riga Shipyard today delivered Patrol ship Viesīteto to the Latvia’s Ministry of Defence. The building of patrol ship Viesīteto started in June 17th 2009, the vessel is third out of five new SWATH type patrol ships built for Latvian Navy. The Viesīteto was designed and built to Germanischer Lloyd classification standards and has a length of 25.71m, […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Riga, Latvia, for a scheduled port visit July 12, 2015. Jason Dunham’s presence in Latvia reaffirms to regional partners and NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability 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 […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On August 15-17 Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), currently under a six-month command of Commander Giedrius Permeneckas of the Lithuanian Navy, conducted a port visit to Riga, Latvia.   When the vessels moored at Riga, SNMCMG1 Commander Giedrius Premeneckas and other ship commanders paid visits to Brigadier General Juris Zeibarts, Chief of the […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Authorities

    Under a blanket of police security and the watchful eyes of the crews of the two escorting RN P2000 craft, HMS Biter and HMS Express, the Latvian Navy’s Tripartite-class minehunter Viesturs, sailed into Cardiff Docks.   The first of six warships, she will be joined over the next two days by ships from the UK […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from BALTRON states – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia – kicked off the international maritime exercise Baltic Fortress 17 on May 19 in Estonian territorial waters. Joining the Baltic nations navies were sailors from the Belgian Navy’s minehunter BNS Primula who arrived to Estonia last week. The annual maritime exercise is aimed at providing […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) are heading to France for a scheduled port visit and ordnance disposal operations. The ships are scheduled to arrive in Cherbourg on October 20 where they will coordinate with the French Navy in preparation for historical ordnance disposal operations (HOD Ops) off the French coast, resupply the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) arrived in Klaipeda, Lithuania on Friday for a scheduled port visit as part of the group’s deployment to the Baltic Sea. These past weeks, SNMG1 has trained together with the Estonian Navy, the Latvian Navy, and the Swedish Navy and Air Force. On Wednesday, SNMG1 accompanied the commercial […]

  • 6 April 2011
    Industry news

      On March, 31st SKRUNDA, the Delivery of the first SWATH-type Patrol Boat worldwide, was celebrated by Abeking & Rasmussen. High ranking Latvian and German officials, led by the Latvian Defence Minister, Dr. Artis Pabriks and the German Parliamentary State Secretary of Defence, Christian Schmidt, participated in the delivery ceremony at Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) concluded its 5 months sea deployment under the command of Lithuanian Navy Officer, Commander Giedrius Premeneckas onboard the Lithuanian flagship LNS JOTVINGIS, and returned to Klaipėda, Lithuania. LNS JOTVINGIS (Lithuania) accompanied by the ENS TALIVALDIS (Latvia) and LVNS SAKALA (Estonia) entered Klaipėda port on December 17, while the […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On August 29, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the leadership of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in Turku, Finland, for a routine port visit in advance of the Finnish Navy-led Exercise NORTHERN COASTS.   SNMCMG1 is visiting Turku during the Group’s deployment to the Baltic to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities

    Seven ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under command of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in London for a routine port visit. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. This marks the first time that the Lithuanian Navy […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Authorities

    This morning, the eight ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the leadership of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in Belfast for a routine port visit, having just concluded participation in the UK-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR. SNMCMG1’s flagship, the Lithuanian Minelayer LNS JOTVINGIS, is leading the Group’s minehunters: the Polish Navy’s […]

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

    Exercise Joint Warrior, Europe’s largest military exercise, has begun off the coast of Scotland with involvement from 22 ships and submarines. The exercise happens twice a year and is hosted in the UK involving the three Armed Forces and a number of nations to practise how they all work together. As well as the vast number […]

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

    On Friday morning, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the leadership of Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas, arrived in Faslane, the United Kingdom, for a routine port visit in advance of the Royal Navy-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR. SNMCMG1’s flagship, the Lithuanian Minelayer LNS JOTVINGIS, is leading the Group’s minehunters: the Polish Navy’s ORP FLAMING, […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Authorities

    Lithuania is now in command of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE.   German Navy Commander Gunther Brassel handed over command of SNMCMG1 to Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas during a brief ceremony on Thursday, 7 August, 2014. The ceremony was conducted by NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff Submarines, Rear Admiral Robert […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Over 50 vessels and 20 aircraft were at sea off the coast of Sweden taking part in the international exercise Northern Coasts which started on September 8. NOCO 2017 is an exercise that focuses on increasing the navies’ ability to operate together during war and crisis management situations. The exercise runs through September 21 and […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities

    Latvian military personnel have reported spotting a Russian Kilo-class submarine within the Baltic States’ exclusive economic zone. The National Armed Forces of Latvia wrote on Twitter, April 4, that they have identified a Russian submarine in the exclusive economic zone of 11 miles from the border of Latvia. In the past, Latvia has repeatedly reported Russian […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s Frankenthal-class minehunter FGS Sulzbach-Rosenberg will be joining NATO’ Standing Mine Counter Measure Group 1 (SNMCMG1) operating in the Baltic and North Seas, the German Navy has announced. The minehunter is set to depart its home port of Kiel, Germany, on July 28 to spend the following five months with the NATO maritime group. Sulzbach-Rosenberg […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Members of a Latvian explosive ordnance disposal team used demolition charges to detonate a World War II-era German bottom-mine in Estonian waters, in the Baltic Sea. The operation was conducted as part of the conducting mine countermeasures operations in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Estonia during Exercise Open Spirit 2015. EODMU-8 is working […]