The Albanian patrol boat has
joined ships from Greece, The Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom. These
units are patrolling and providing real-time information on a daily basis to
the Coast Guards of Greece and Turkey, the EU Border, and Coast Guard Agency
The Standing NATO Maritime Groups are a multinational,
integrated maritime force made up of vessels from various allied countries.
These vessels (including their helicopters) are permanently available to NATO
to perform different tasks ranging from participating in exercises to actually
intervening in operational missions.
The Republic of Albania joined
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 2009, and is one of the contributors
to the Alliance operations to maintain peace and security in Afghanistan.
Albania also contributes to the NATO–led Kosovo Force mission in Kosovo
continuing to support the cooperation between NATO and Kosovo Security Forces.
Story by HQ MARCOM Public Affairs Office
To learn more about NATO's Allied Maritime Command, visit their website at www.mc.nato.int