NATO Maritime Group One conducts exercises with the German NavyThe Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), headed by the Canadian frigate Halifax's SNMG1 flagship, conducted a series of passing training exercises in the North Sea with the German Navy between 26-29 January.
Turkish Government to extend seismic survey in Eastern MediterraneanTurkey announced that it was extending the seismic survey work carried out by its ship Oruc Reis in the disputed part of the eastern Mediterranean until 29 November, a development that could add to the region's tensions.
NATO started Brilliant Jump II 2020 exercise in Northern EuropeNATO's Brilliant Jump II 2020 exercise, aimed at increasing and demonstrating the readiness and versatility of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), was launched in Northern Europe on 28 September, the NATO Maritime Command reported.
NATO to clear WW-II sea mines in fjords of NorwayStanding NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 has concluded a historical ordnance disposal operation in Norwegian waters and contributing to the Norwegian compiled historic ordnance database.
Spain takes the command of SNMG2 from ItalyThe Command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) was officially handed over to Spanish Navy Captain Manuel Aguirre Aldereguía on 30 June during a ceremony held in Rota, Spain.