Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One Visits Sweden

Ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) visited Malmo, Sweden between 29 October and November 1…in the Baltic Sea region.


Sweden has been the first stop in the Baltic Sea for the group after taking part in a Historical Ordnance Disposal operation Beneficial Cooperation that was carried out off the coast of the Netherlands. During the port visit, Commander SNMCMG1 conducted courtesy calls to local authorities – Deputy Governor Region Skåne Mr. Ola Melin and Major of Malmö Mrs. Carina Nilsson…..On November 1, group passed The Øresund Bridge and began their Baltic Sea deployment period.


Sweden is a reliable and highly capable partner of NATO in the Baltic Sea region,” said Cmdr. Michal Dziugan, commander of SNMCMG1.

Led by Commander Michał Dziugan of the Polish Navy, SNMCMG1 currently consists of the flagship FGS Elbe with international staff on board and three minehunters, FGS Bad Bevensen, HNLMS Vlaardingen, HNoMS Olav Tryggvason.

Photo: NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe