Allied Maritime Command
February 1, 2023

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 strengthens ties in Montenegro

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) concluded a port visit in Bar on Jan. 28.

SNMG2 entered the Port of Bar on Jan. 24 with its flagship, U.S. Navy destroyer USS James E. Williams , and Turkish Navy frigate TCG Barbaros.


“Since becoming a member of the NATO Alliance, Montenegro has participated in key exercises with Allied partners,” Sciretta said. “Montenegro is an integral player, helping to guarantee readiness and safety within the Adriatic region. To have a member-nation that can provide this capability and ensure that Allied ships can remain at a high level of readiness provides a tremendous advantage.