HMS Ramsey has joined a NATO mine clearance taskforce in the Baltic Sea.
Recently, HMS Ramsey left HMNB Clyde to proceed northwards around Scotland and then across the North Sea to join with the NATO task force SNMCMG1 (Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measure Group 1); a standing taskforce dedicated to disposing of mines in the Baltic Sea.
According to a Royal Navy release:
“On 30th May Ramsey got stuck into her first NATO exercise with gusto; a Mass Casualty Exercise where one of the taskforce simulates a collision with another, taking damage and multiple casualties for the taskforce to respond to.
Ramsey was one of the first responders sending her first aid team over to the stricken vessel and manoeuvring in close proximity to the rest of the taskforce, covering the simulated damaged ship.”
Recently, SNMCMG1 joined mine countermeasures vessels and experts from multiple nations in Tallinn, Estonia to conduct historical ordnance clearance operation Open Spirit in the waters near Estonia.