Batumi port hosting NATO immediate reaction fleet for joint manoeuvres

The group involves ships from five NATO member states and is led by a Spanish navy patrol vessel. Photo via Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia., 28 Sep 2021 - 13:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

Five vessels of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) were welcomed into Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi earlier today, with the interior ministry's coast guard department hosting the group for joint drills.

Involving ships from Bulgarian, Italian, Romanian, Turkish and Spanish navies, the immediate reaction force fleet was welcomed by local authorities in Batumi before the Georgian coast guard and the NATO group embark on manoeuvres.