Over 40 ships begin exercise Northern Coasts in the Baltic Sea

September 3, 2019 – Around 3,000 troops and more than 40 vessels from 18 nations are taking part in the annual Northern Coasts naval exercise that starts on 3 September in Copenhagen. Northern Coasts will take place near the Danish straits connecting the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, as well as between Kiel and Bornholm. It will run until 19 September. “The Baltic Sea is of vital importance for the Alliance and is bordered by six NATO countries”, said NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu. “Northern Coasts is now in its…

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HMCS Summerside Arrives in Latvia With SNMCMG1

HMCS Summerside (MM 711) arrives at Rigas Pasazieru osta (Freeport of Riga) on November 16, 2018, a first in the Royal Canadian Navy’s history. HMCS Summerside is among a group of six ships that comprise the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One. SNMCMG1 will participate in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Latvian Independence in Riga on November 18, 2018. (Photo: Aviator Jérôme Lessard, Task Force Latvia HQ)

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