Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) is scheduled to cease in Turku, Finland, for a port go to on April 25. The go to gives the crew a possibility to collaborate with the Finnish Navy, re-supply and expertise the tradition and hospitality of NATO’s companion nation, Finland. Led by Estonian Navy Commander Ott Laanemets, SNMCMG1 includes flagship Latvian Navy LNVS Virsaitis (A53), Estonian Navy ENS Sakala (M314), and Royal Netherlands Navy NHLMS Schiedam (M860). Allied nations’ forces particularly help this operation in varied methods by way of lively, standby, or related help.

This a priceless alternative for SNMCMG1 to work with Finnish companions. As of 9 April 2022, SNMCMG1 warships consists of: Latvia (Flagship) Vidar-class minelayer Virsaitis, Germany Frankenthal-class minehunter Unhealthy Bevensen, Estonia Sandown-class minehunter EML Sakala, United Kingdom Sandown-class minehunter HMS Grimsby, Belgium Tripartite-class minehunter Lobelia and Netherlands Tripartite-class minehunter, HNLMS Schiedam.


Following the go to, SNMCMG1 is scheduled to take part in an train led by Finland’s Coastal Fleet within the Archipelago Sea along with a passing train (PASSEX), with a give attention to mine countermeasures and seamanship. The PASSEX is designed to coach individuals in working in a multinational framework. Finnish Coastal Fleet Katanpää-class Mine Hunters Purunpää and Vahterpää, and 4th Mine Countermeasures Squadron Employees will take part. SNMCMG1 operates beneath NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM). MARCOM serves because the hub of maritime safety data sharing for the Alliance.

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) standing mine countermeasures instant response pressure. Its position is to offer NATO with an instantaneous operational response functionality. From its activation at Ostend on 11 Could 1973, the unit was initially referred to as Standing Naval Pressure Channel (STANAVFORCHAN). From 3 September 2001 it was often known as the Mine Countermeasures Pressure North Western Europe (MCMFORNORTH) and from 1 January 2005 it grew to become Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1.

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 Warships to Go to Finland, Train with Finnish Navy