NATO’s Counter-Piracy Operation Changes Command

Rear-Admiral (ESP N) Eugenio Diaz Del Rio, Commander Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2), handed over command of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD task force (TF 508) to Commodore (Royal Danish Navy) Aage Buur Jensen, Commander SNMG1 during an operational handover in Souda Bay on Saturday, 14 June 2014.

The two Commanders and their staffs met and conducted the handover on board COMSNMG2 flagship, ESPS CRISTOBAL COLON. While berthed at Souda Bay Naval Station in Crete, the crews of the frigates HDMS ESBERN SNARE (COMSNMG1 flagship), HMCS REGINA, TCG GOKCEADA and USS TAYLOR and the oiler FS MARNE were witnesses of the event as well.

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