Operation Sea Guardian

TCG GEDIZ joins NATO Counter Piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD

Between November 27 and December 12, NATO Task Group with ships provided by Italy and Turkey, are conducting focused security patrols in international waters of the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Sea for the Operation Sea Guardian. The intent for this mission is to collect information on pattern of life about the shipping routes in international waters in this area.

Operation Sea Guardian is a non-article 5 maritime security operation aimed at working with Mediterranean stakeholders to maintain maritime situational awareness, deter and counter terrorism and enhance capacity building.

Some of the tasks include: supporting to maritime situational awareness, upholding freedom of navigation, conducting interdiction tasks, maritime counter-terrorism, contributing to capacity building, countering proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and protecting critical infrastructure.

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