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  • 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 August 2017
    Authorities

    NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasure Group 1 is set to make a port call in Finland after concluding participation in the Latvian-hosted mine clearance and ordnance disposal drill Open Spirit. The international drill is taking place between August 18 and 31. SNMCMG1 ships are set to arrive in Turku, Finland, on September 1. The group will be […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) wrapped up historical ordinance disposal operations (HODOPS) with the French Navy entering Saint Malo, France, for a port visit on April 15. During the HODOPS, SNMCMG1 surveyed more than 90 square kilometers in Dieppe Bight, on the French side of the English Channel. According to NATO […]

  • 30 January 2018
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    Ships from NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) under command of Commander Peter Ramboer of the Belgian Navy arrived in Hull, UK on January 26. The group made a routine port visit to Hull as part of their annual schedule of operations. While in Hull, officers made courtesy calls with local authorities, […]

  • 4 May 2017
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    Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) arrived in Liepāja, Latvia, on May 3. Led by Commander Johan-Elias Seljamaa from the Estonian Navy, the group will conduct a port visit and continue with historical ordnance disposal operation (HODOPS) in Latvian waters until May 11. The HODOPS objective is to conduct clearance operations of explosive […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 November 2018
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    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 […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Units from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) destroyed eight historic ordnance mines during the Norwegian MINEX exercise which was completed August 25, in Trondheim, Norway. The exercise involved minesweeping ships from five NATO allies sweeping sections of Norway’s coastal waters for historical mines from Hammerfest in the high north all the way down […]

  • 22 March 2019
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    Ship from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG) 1 and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasure Group One (SNMCMG) 1 completed a scheduled port visit to Plymouth, England, before taking part in an eight-ship maneuver off the UK coast.  SNMG-1 and SNMCMG-1 staff took advantage of time in port by having force meetings and a pre-sail brief […]

  • 8 August 2014
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    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 […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    LNS Skalvis (M53), a Lithuanian Navy minehunter arrived in Kiel, Germany, last weekend to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1). The Lithuanian ship will take part in SNMCMG1 activities and exercises in the Baltic and the North Seas until December. Eight ships from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway and the United […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Authorities

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) completed four days of historical ordnance disposal (HOD) operations along with Estonian minehunter ENS Admiral Cowan in Estonian territorial waters on August 17. The ships searched Estonian coastal areas that had not been previously examined closely for the presence of sea mines or any other explosive […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A total of six ships from two NATO groups arrived to Tallinn, Estonia, on Friday, for a port visit and subsequent historic ordnance disposal operations. Prior to entering port, Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) took part in a maneuvering and photo exercise with Estonian Navy flagship […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    On Monday, 9 September 2013, the ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) joined more than 40 ships, 10 helicopters, and 2500 participants from 15 nations in Exercise NORTHERN COASTS 2013. The annual exercise, which runs through September 19, follows a fictitious scenario in which SNMCMG1 is tasked with ensuring the safety of […]

  • 13 November 2017
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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities

    German Navy Commander Martin Schwarz has acceded his Royal Netherlands Navy colleague, Commander Peter A.J. Bergen Henegouwen as commander of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1). The handover ceremony was led by NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Commodore Arian Minderhoud, in Kiel Harbour, Germany, January 21. The ceremony was also attended by the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) pulled into Gdynia’s naval harbor in Poland for a port visit on Friday, in advance of multinational exercises and historic ordnance disposal (HOD) operations. The Group’s flagship FGS DONAU, an ELBE-class German tender, and the mine hunters FGS AUERBACH (Germany), BNS LOBELIA (Belgium), HMS PEMBROKE (UK) and ORP […]

  • 18 January 2016
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    The German Navy’s supply tender Donau (A516) is scheduled to leave her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany to join NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 on January 18. Germany will take over the command of SNMCMG1 from the Netherlands during a ceremony on January 21 in Kiel, Germany. Commander Martin Schwarz will thereby become the eighth German […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Estonian-hosted mine warfare drill Open Spirit concluded in the Baltic Sea on May 25. The two-week multinational naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation took place in two main areas – around Tallin, and around the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumma. In addition to ships from Baltic states’ navies, the exercise was joined by ships […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Ramsey, a Royal Navy minehunting vessel joined her NATO counterparts in Kiel January 21 to practise mine countermeasure operations. The Sandown-class minehunter, usually based in Faslane, arrived in Kiel after first sailing through the famous 98-kilometre Kiel-canal. It took the ship 9 hours to complete the canal passage. Once in Kiel, the sailors attended the ceremony […]

  • 15 July 2016
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    German Navy tender Elbe departed her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on July 14 to meet up with Estonian and Lithuanian ships before they join NATO’s standing mine countermeasure group 1 (SNMCMG1). The tender is to meet with the Estonian minehunter Sakala and the Lithuanian patrol boat Skalvis in Kiel, Germany from where the three ships are set to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in Karlskrona on Thursday, 5 June 2014, for a scheduled port visit and pre-sail conference in advance of the annual BALTOPS exercise.   SNMCMG1 is visiting the port as part of the Group’s deployment to the Baltic to enhance maritime security and […]