The Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) just completed its third deployment into the Black Sea under the command of Turkish Naval Forces Command’s Captain Ramazan Kesgin. SNMCMG2 started its deployment on July 8th in support of NATO’s assurance measures.
SNMCMG2 included the flagship TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Paşa (Turkey) and the mine counter-measures vessels TCG Edincik (Turkey), SPS Turia (Spain) and the RoS Slt. Alexandru Axente (Romania).
While in the Black Sea, SNMCMG2 participated in the Bulgarian lead exercise BREEZE 2016 in vicinity of Burgas, Bulgaria and Bulgarian territorial waters.