NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian “Shape Waters” of Western and Central Mediterranean

Three NATO ships and a submarine, in cooperation with maritime patrol aircraft, E3 airborne early warning aircraft and numerous associated ships and submarines, conducted a focused security patrol in the central and western Mediterranean Sea February 14th to March 4th, 2018. This security patrol focused on gathering pattern of life information and investigating further information gathered on previous focused security patrols to continue to develop Maritime Situational Awareness in the Mediterranean. In total, the ships monitored 1557 vessels that were operating or transiting the area, numerous ships were hailed and…

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