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  • 7 August 2015
    Authorities

    Last week Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) met with Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) while operating in the Eastern Mediterranean. Both groups had the opportunity to perform a passing exercise, characterized as sailing in formation. SNMG1 took the opportunity to refuel with SNMG2 ESPS CANTABRIA during a Replenishment At Sea before leaving towards the […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Authorities

    French patrol ship FS Commandant Bouan joined NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) in the Aegean Sea last week. Commandant Bouan is the second ship to reinforce the mission against human traffickers as the Dutch frigate HNLMS Van Amstel sailed for the Aegean on March 10. SNMG2 is conducting reconnaissance and monitoring activities in […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding a visit to the Algerian port of Algiers last week, NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) arrived in Marmaris, Turkey, for a port call on November 27. The group is conducting the visits after resuming regular Mediterranean Sea patrols following their participation in NATO’s major exercise Trident Juncture 18 which took place off the […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) has been patrolling in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey since February 12, 2016. The group arrived in the area to participate in national and international efforts to cut the lines of illegal trafficking and illegal migration in the Aegean Sea, as mandated by the North Atlantic Council. SNMG2 currently […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) ships arrived in Barcelona yesterday for a port visit and to prepare to join forces with France’s Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group for a short period of combined exercises. SNMG2 leadership will meet with local Allied authorities to discuss items of mutual benefit. Additionally, the groups’ crew members […]

  • 30 July 2019
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    NATO’s two standing maritime groups welcomed new flagships in a ceremony at naval station Rota, Spain, on July 26. SNMG1, the group that mainly operates in the North and Baltic Sea, has a US Navy ship at its helm again as USS Gravely (DDG 107) was relieved by sister destroyer USS Gridley (DDG-101). Gravely departed […]

  • 9 December 2013

    Last week, two ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) passed through the Suez Canal en route to taking command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD. SNMG2 flagship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN and Turkish frigate TCG GELIBOLU will soon join the Ukraine frigate UPS HETMAN SAGAIDACHNY to form NATO counter-piracy task force 508 (CTF-508). […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) recently completed exercises in the Black Sea with ships from the Turkish Navy. SNMG2 is in the Black Sea to assure allies in the region of the Alliance’s commitment to collective defence and to enhance NATO’s maritime force interoperability. Led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson […]

  • 25 May 2015
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    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) ships arrived in Riga, Latvia, today for a port visit, having recently completed exercises in the Baltic Sea with the Lithuanian Navy. The Group is in the Baltic Sea to reassure allies in the region of the Alliance’s collective defense and to enhance NATO’s maritime force interoperability. Led by Rear […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in Constanta on Friday, March 13, for a scheduled port visit during the Group’s deployment to the Black Sea. Led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson (USA N), SNMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), TCG Turgutreis (F 241), […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The biennial multinational naval exercise NAIAS 2018 came to a close on September 21, after a week of maneuvers in the Aegean Sea. Participating units trained in multi-threat warfare events, including anti-asymmetric warfare, maritime interdiction and counter-terrorist events. The scenario of NAIAS 18 reflected the contemporary challenges threatening the maritime security. Units from Greece, Egypt, Albania, […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean has assumed her role as NATO SNMG2 flagship again after returning from the Caribbean where she contributed to the UK humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation Ruman. Ocean relieved HMS Diamond – Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer which jumped in for the helicopter carrier in September – as group flagship on Sunday, October […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2), with two Sea Lynx helicopters embarked, exercised with the British Task Group Cougar this week after a busy in-port programme in Barcelona. Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 met in the waters with British Task Group Cougar north of Corsica on Monday, Oct. 12. During the surface exercise, two […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria on Saturday, March 7, for a scheduled port visit during the Group’s deployment to the Black Sea. Led by Rear Admiral Brad Williamson (USA N), SNMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), TCG Turgutreis (F 241), […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) is currently preparing for the Bulgarian naval exercise “BREEZE 2012”, an annual , national, naval exercise with international participation and directed by the Bulgarian Navy Command. The exercise involves naval units from the Bulgarian Navy, the Turkish Navy, the Greek Navy, a US patrol air plane, and the […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Authorities

    NATO’s Standing Maritime Group Two, with the German combat support ship EGV Bonn at the helm, sailed into the Souda Harbor, on the Greek island of Crete. This is where the Greek frigate Salamis (F-455) joined the maritime group for the operations ahead. The ships sailed into the harbor a day earlier as the bad […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Authorities

    Warships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) will enter the Black Sea to join their mine countermeasure countermeasure counterparts already operating in the region. After SNMG2 ships from the UK and Turkey enter the Black Sea through the Bosphorus, they are scheduled to join Standing NATO Mine Counter Measure Group 2 (SNMCMG2) during a […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) trained with Egyptian Navy vessels after concluding a visit to the Egyptian Navy base in Alexandria on December 4. Although hampered by the weather conditions, the passing exercise consisted of a tactical maneuvering exercise, helicopter operations, replenishment practice and enhanced interoperability between the NATO and Egyptian Navy […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) completed their participation in joint NATO training exercises and maritime situational awareness operations in the Black Sea on March 20. SNMG2 was deployed to the Black Sea to reassure allies in the region of the Alliance’s collective defence and resolve. Throughout the month of March, […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Authorities

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) arrived in Tunis on Friday, August 21. The force composed of four ships from three nations is currently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea to enhance maritime security and to show NATO’s presence in the area. The port visit to Tunis is part of a series of routine and diplomatic visits to […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Authorities

    Commander of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, visited the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 currently deployed to the Aegean with the task of combating migrant smuggling. The Commander went on board the German combat support ship EGV Bonn, the flagship of SNMG as the ship continues its activities in the Aegean Sea. During […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Authorities

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) ships arrived in Copenhagen this weekend after completing the anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2015. 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), FGS Spessart (A 1442), and HNLMS Tromp […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Authorities

    NATO’s Standing Maritime Group changed command in a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 30. Commodore Mike Utley OBE formally handed over command of the SNMG2 to his Dutch counterpart Commodore Boudewijn G.F.M. Boots. This marked the end of a yearlong UK commitment leading SNMG2. Rear Admiral James Morley assumed Command of SNMG2 during a […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) recently completed exercises in the Black Sea with ships from the Romanian Navy. SNMG2 is in the Black Sea to reassure allies in the region of the Alliance’s collective defence and to enhance NATO’s maritime force interoperability. Led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson (USA N), […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) have arrived in Casablanca, Morocco, for a scheduled 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), ITS Aliseo (F 574) , FGS Spessart (A 1442) […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Authorities

    NATO ships will be patrolling the Aegean Sea on the look out for people smugglers in the region. The patrols will monitor migrant and smuggler movement in waters between Greece and Turkey. This decision with immediate effect came from a joint German, Greek and Turkish initiative at a NATO meeting in Brussels which also outlined further security and […]

  • 11 July 2016
    Authorities

    Polish frigate ORP General Tadeusz Kosciuszko joined Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) on July 7. The former U.S. Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, one of two in the Polish Navy, will spend the next few months under NATO flag providing support to NATO maritime activities. ORP General Tadeusz Kosciuszko left homeport in Gdynia on June […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Task Unit 02 of NATO’s standing maritime group (SNMG2) visited the port city of Constanta with the aim of strengthening ties with Black Sea countries. While in Constanta, SNMG2 TU.02 senior leadership visited regional Romanian authorities to prepare for upcoming NATO exercises and to discuss maritime matters in the area. According to NATO, the training exercises will consist […]