Mine Warfare Command

Mine Warfare Command

 

General

The Hellenic Mine Warfare Command is one of the subordinate Commands of the Fleet Headquarters of the Hellenic Navy.
The Hellenic Mine Warfare Command with its ships and staff constitutes the cutting edge of our Navy when it takes over Anti Mine Warfare Operations. The constant presence of its naval units in the Hellenic Seas, in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as anywhere else demanded, is a safeguard guarantee of our national sovereignty, as well as demonstration of the Hellenic flag.
The Hellenic Mine Warfare Command includes four units with about 220 men and women who  serve. The Mine Warfare Command is found in the Salamis Naval Base. The Commander of the Mine Warfare Command is always an Officer of the rank of Captain.

Mission

The mission of the Hellenic Mine Warfare Command is to act within the scope of the orders and directions of the CINC Fleet, for the organization, administration, operational training, maintenance and generally for the readiness and preparation for war of the ships, in order to contribute to the accomplishment of the mission or the tasks assigned to the CINC Fleet, as well as maintaining readiness of assuming operational tasks at sea with mainly scope to take over Anti Mine Warfare Operations.

Tasks

The tasks assumed by the Hellenic Mine Warfare Command in order to accomplish its mission are:
a. Presence in the Aegean Sea / Eastern Mediterranean and elsewhere demanded.
b. Participation in allied exercises/ NATO operations/ missions in the framework of imposition of UN decisions and preservation of national peace.
c. Maintenance / increase of the operational training and readiness level.
d. Preparation of new and revisal of old technical / tactical instructions

Ships

To the Hellenic Mine Warfare Command belong four Ships, from which two are Minehunters class Osprey and the other two are Minehunters/Minesweepers class HUNT

Organization

Operation of ships of Mine Warfare Command is directionally under the command of the Commodore.
Finally on the Hellenic Mine Warfare Command depends also the Mine Warfare School.