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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

HMCS Winnipeg joins SNMG2

On July 15, 2015 HMCS Winnipeg joined Standing NATO Maritime Group Two in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. This NATO exercise is part of the larger OP REASSURANCE.
22 July 2015. The Enhanced Naval Boarding Party from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship WINNIPEG clears the upper deck on the Spanish Ship CANTABRIA while conducting training with Standing NATO Maritime Group Two during Operation REASSURANCE (Photo: Cpl Stuart MacNeil).
The Advanced Boarding Party from HMCS Winnipeg trains on board the Spanish ship Cantabria on July 22, 2015.  

On its initial meeting, Winnipeg meet with the SNMG2 Commanding Flag Ship, Federal German Ship (FGS) Hamburg as well was the Spanish Ship (SPS) Cantabria and SPS Santa Maria. While the ship was in port, it was open as a diplomatic engagement event, and was open to public tours to both local residents and tourists.