NATO Mine Task Force Departed From Casablanca

Yesterday, Standing NATO Mine Counter Measure Group 2 (SNMCMG2) ended their 5 day visit to Casablanca, Morocco. The port visit was a part of an extensive Programme for the Group aimed at furthering and increasing cooperation and understanding between NATO and Morocco.

SNMCMG-2 visited Tunisia and Algiers before arriving in Morocco.

The visit will allow NATO units to foster relationships with civilian and military authorities building further on the excellent relations already developed under NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue Programme. It also offers national authorities the opportunity to apprise themselves of SNMCMG2’s capabilities. During the visit, the crews will have an opportunity to visit historical and cultural sites.

The Commander of SNMCMG2 is Captain Abdulhamit SENER (Turkish Navy) embarked on his flagship TGS S. MEHMETPASA. “It gives me enormous pleasure to begin this important visit to Morocco and in particular to have this opportunity to meet and train with the Royal Moroccan Navy. The visit will culminate in a PASSEX (Passage Exercise) which will be a great opportunity for both NATO and Morocco to demonstrate how well our ships can work together,” stated Captain Sener.

This is the current composition of SNMCMG-2:

A-577 TCG Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Turkey Flagship
M-268 TCG Akcakoca Turkey Minehunter
M-34 SPS Turia Spain Minehunter
5556 ITS Alghero Italy Minehunter
M-30 HMS Ledbury UK Minehunter

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