Exercise Sea Breeze 2019


Naval forces from 19 nations, including 15 NATO Allies, recently gathered on the Black Sea for Exercise Sea Breeze 2019, co-led by the United States and Ukraine.

The exercise, in its 19th iteration, is designed to enhance interoperability among participating nations and strengthen regional security by focusing on a variety of scenarios played out on land, at sea and in the air.

It ran from 1 to 12 July 2019. Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 took part in the exercise.

SNMG2, as it’s known, is made up of vessels from various NATO nations.

This footage was taken aboard two vessels from the group – the Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto, which is the flagship for SNMG2, and the Turkish frigate TCG Turgutreis.

The video includes general views of exercise activities plus comments from the SNMG2 Commander, Commodore Josée Kurtz (Royal Canadian Navy), and the Commander of TCG Turgutreis, Lieutenant Colonel Burak Akgül (Turkish Navy).