The minesweeper Termoli of the Italian Navy, ended its participation in the ARIADNE 2019 anti-mine exercise, organized in Souda (Greece) by the Greek navy.
Ship Termoli, last 13 March, it joined the second permanent NATO mine countermeasures group (Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 - SNMCMG2). The ARIADNE exercise had begun last 14 March, organized by the Hellenic navy, to increase the countermeasures of mines of allied units.
The SNMCMG2 is a naval device that provides the alliance with an indispensable operational capacity to ensure, in times of crisis, free access to ports and navigation safety. Currently the naval group is composed of the German support vessel Werra and by the Turkish minesweepers Akcakoca, Spanish Tajo and Greek Evniki.
Completed the exercise, the minesweeper Termoli has resumed the sea to return to La Spezia, where it will reach the end of March.