Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) is conducting coaching with Latvian armed forces and enhanced Ahead Presence (eFP) battle teams within the Baltic Sea. The coaching started with a port go to in Riga, Latvia, Oct. 28-31 and continued at and from sea to extend understanding between the multinational joint forces. Throughout the port go to, members from the Canadian-led eFP battlegroup invited crewmembers to witness a firepower demonstration on the Adazi Vary in Latvia. In return, representatives from the battlegroup embarked SNMG1 ships to find out about maritime operations. SNMG1 employees offered troopers with a maritime functionality transient and data was exchanged to extend understanding between the naval and land forces.

As well as, Commander, SNMG1 Commodore Jeannette Morang met with Latvian Navy Commander Captain Navy Maris Polencs, Underneath Secretary of State Political Director Rolands Henins, and representatives from the workplace of the mayor of Riga fostering constructive relationships with the Latvian civilian and army communities. Different actions included a drive reception aboard HNoMS Esbern Snare, sporting occasions and an open pier occasion that allowed the Latvian public to get a better have a look at the ships and go to the show of the eFP unit on the jetty, which demonstrated the cooperation between the multinational land and maritime forces.


On Oct. 31 SNMG1 performed uneven warfare workouts with the Latvian Navy. The ships performed small arms firing drills, whereas a Latvian patrol boat simulated an attacking unit. On Nov. 1 the Activity Group performed a Naval Hearth Help train with Latvian Forces on the Skede Firing vary. This train supplied a very good coaching alternative for each Latvian Forces in addition to SNMG1 items. The Latvian Firing vary supplied a novel and useful alternative for coaching, combining maritime and forces and enhancing communications for future operations. The Naval Hearth Help train was an final demonstration of maritime land integration.

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) Conducts Multinational Joint Coaching in Baltic Sea

“Establishing mutual understanding and interoperability between maritime and land forces is essential for profitable joint operations. I’m very proud of this chance for the group to enhance their data of and bond with forces ashore,” Commander, SNMG1 Commodore Jeannette Morang mentioned. “”

SNMG1 is deployed within the Baltic Sea in assist of assurance measures relating to Alliance resolve and dedication to collective defence, and to boost maritime safety within the area. Routine port visits strengthen NATO’S relationship with Allies and assist keep a protected and safe maritime atmosphere for all.At the moment, SNMG1 contains flagship Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS Tromp (F803), Royal Norwegian Navy HNoMS Maud (A530), and Royal Danish Navy HDMS Esbern Snare (F342). After the port go to Royal Norwegian Navy HNoMS Roald Amundsen (F311) left the group after two months of deployment.

The Baltic Sea area is of nice strategic significance to all bordering nations. Co-operation within the space is of explicit curiosity for NATO, as six Allied and two Accomplice Nations border the Baltic Sea. NATO deploys maritime forces within the Baltic Sea with the intention to keep a reputable and succesful defensive functionality in accordance with treaty obligations. SNMG1 operates beneath NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM). Headquartered in Northwood, United Kingdom, MARCOM is the central command of all NATO maritime forces and the MARCOM commander is the first maritime adviser to the Alliance. Like its land and air counterparts (LANDCOM and AIRCOM), MARCOM stories on to NATO’s Allied Command Operations (ACO), which is situated in Mons, Belgium.