NATO ships have been seen entering the Baltic Sea

Permanent Maritime Group 1 ships have entered the Baltic Sea and will participate in exercises with neighboring allies and partner countries.

The team consists of five ships and is led by the commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

On Thursday, a portion of the ships of the Permanent NATO Maritime Rapid Reaction Group SNMG1 entered the Baltic Sea. The rest of the ships will arrive at the old cruise terminal in Tallinn on Friday. The primary task is to demonstrate the Allied presence in the Baltic Sea region and to conduct joint exercises with the Estonian Navy, sources said.

Incoming ships will conduct routine operations and training in the Baltic Sea with neighboring partner countries and allied countries.

The North Atlantic Military Alliance regularly deploys naval forces in the Baltic Sea to maintain a reliable and effective defense capability in line with the treaty obligations. According to Jury Saskar, commander of the Estonian Navy, it is planned to start joint exercises with the Estonian Marines next week.

“A joint Estonian exercise will be held to establish and identify mines. Thanks to all this state funding. We practice military defense in the air and at sea. This is a fairly common practice for NATO countries, “Saska explained.

The three frigates already in port are from Norway’s international northern waters. There they were in an exercise called “Cold Response”. According to Ada van de Sand, commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, they have come from a harsh climate to a conducive environment for practice.

“We always try to train our interpersonal skills so that we can always work together as a coalition. We must always make sure that we are at the highest level of combat readiness and that we can rely on each other, including the Estonian navy, “added Van de Sande.

NATO ships will remain at the old cruise terminal for at least another week, and will be replaced by another contingent of Allied navies next week.

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