The frigate Cristbal Coln, command ship of NATO Permanent Marine Group No. 2 (SNMG-2), has reached the eastern end of the Mediterranean and is currently patrolling under operational control of the Operations Command. Its primary role as a faction ship is to provide the Alliance with instant operational responsiveness in marine environments.
It also has a fundamental mission to help maintain peace and security at sea, for which it sails in support of Operation Sea Guardian.
Text and photos: Major Defense State.
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