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Minehunter ‘Duero’ returns to Cartagena after her integration into a NATO Maritime Group.
The ship integrated into the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG-2) for two months
Thursday, April 13, 2017


Minehunter ‘Duero’ (M-35) has just returned to her homeport in Cartagena after integrating for two months into the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG-2) in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

The ‘Duero’ participated in the Mine Countermeasures Exercise ‘Poseidón’, conducted reconnaissance routes in Mediterranean ports, and collaborated in MCM endeavors with the navies of Turkey, Romania and Ukraine in several old minefields of the First and Second World Wars. As a matter of fact, the Spanish Navy ‘Duero’ identified a Russian mine from the First WW.

The M-35 also participated in Exercise ‘Sea Guardian’ designed to enhance maritime situational awareness in the Mediterranean Sea and protect the area against possible terrorist activities.

Before returning to Spain, the ‘Duero’ also took part in the multinational MCM Exercise ‘Ariadne-17’ in Greek waters where 12 warships from 8 different NATO nations strived to improve naval procedures and enhance training and interoperability among allied naval units.

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