NATO maritime group visits Varna, Bulgaria

Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in Varna on 7 March for a scheduled port visit during the Group’s deployment to the Black Sea.

Led by Rear-Admiral Brad Williamson of the United States Navy, SNMG2 currently comprises the flagship USS Vicksburg, from Canada HMCS Fredericton, from Turkey TCG Turgutreis (illustrated), FGS Spessart of the Federal German Navy, from Italy ITS Aliseo, and ROS Regina Maria of the Romanian Navy.

© US Navy – photo by Lt. Robyn Gerstenslager