On April 8th, a co-operation among units of the Hellenic Navy and units of the Standing NΑΤΟ Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2) was conducted in the Sea of Crete.
The Hellenic Navy participated with HS LEMNOS and its organic helicopter. The Allied Forces took part with ESPS MENDEZ NUNEZ, HMCS ST JOHN'S, and ESPS PATINO.
The cooperation focused on technical/tactical anti-surface exercises, refueling and advanced maneuvering exercises. It also enhanced the operational capabilities and readiness of all participants and promoted the cooperation and mutual understanding among participants at Allied level.