The Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) has left Thursday Algiers Port after three-day visit.

The SNMCMG2 is composed of the Italian frigate ITS AVIERE and the minehunters FGS HOMBURG (Germany), TCG ERDEK (Turkey), ESPS DUERO (Spain) and HMS GRIMSBY (United Kingdom).

The visit, scheduled since a year, is part of the Group’s deployment in the Mediterranean.

In a statement to the press on the first day of the visit, the Commander of the SNMCMG2, Captain Giovanni Piegaja (ITAN) said that “the Algerian Navy is a trusted and valuable partner in maintaining maritime security in he Mediterranean.”

The SNMCMG2 participated in a passing exercise (Passex) and tactical navigation exercise with units of the Algerian Navy.