Operation Sea Guardian

  • Last updated: 27 Jun. 2018 16:39

Maritime security is high on NATO’s agenda. In November 2016, NATO launched a maritime security operation (MSO) – called Sea Guardian – which can perform a broad range of tasks. Currently and in line with decisions taken by the North Atlantic Council (NAC), it is operating in the Mediterranean, focusing on three of the seven MSO tasks.



  • Operation Sea Guardian is a flexible operation that can potentially cover the full range of MSO tasks. At present, it is carrying out maritime security capacity building, and providing support to maritime situational awareness and to maritime counter-terrorism.
  • Operation Sea Guardian can execute a