Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 Improves Interoperability with Finland and Sweden,

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) recently conducted maritime operations at sea and port visits with NATO partner nations Finland and Sweden to improve interoperability and understanding between maritime forces. SNMG1’s flagship Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS Tromp, Norwegian Navy HNoMS Maud, and Royal Danish Navy HDMS Esbern Snare conducted a port visit in Finland’s capital city, Helsinki, Nov. 4-7. While ashore, Commander, SNMG1 Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Jeanette Morang met with the Mayor of Helsinki, Mr. Juhana Vartiainen furthering relations with the nation. Following the port visit, SNMG1 conducted training and exercises at sea with Finnish and Swedish navies.

Commodore Morang said, “Finland has been a longstanding NATO partner and their accession to NATO will make the Alliance stronger. Cooperation and integration with Finland is a force multiplier in an area of strategic importance. The visit of our NATO Task Group to Helsinki and our training with the Finnish armed forces will add to this process.” Läs artikel