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Spanish mine hunter 'Segura' joins Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2

Aegean Sea
October 18, 2021
  • The ship arrived in the Aegean Sea and joined SNMCMG-2 after conducting counter terrorism activities in the Mediterranean

Mine hunter M-31 'Segura' has finished the sailing that started last 5th October from its home port in Cartagena by arriving in the Aegean Sea on Friday 15th October to join Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2).

Over the 10 days journey, the Spanish warship has conducted maritime patrols within NATO's  Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) to counter terrorism in the Mediterranean Sea. During these days, the crew has carried out training exercises to increase their skills.

The minehunter completed a scheduled logistical stopover in the Sicilian port of Catania, where the crew could rest and enjoy some leisure activities within the Italian city, observing all COVID19 protocols.

M-31 'Segura' has the responsibility of fulfilling the mission of safeguarding the free use of the sea against the threat of mines, a task that all 45 sailors face with enthusiasm. During the last year, the ship's crew has been training and preparing for this mission.

Having successfully completed its operational qualification and having participated in different national exercises, the 'Segura' will face international challenges with expertise and will proudly wave the Spanish flag wherever the ship calls.