NATO launches new Operation Sea Guardian
NATO launched its new maritime operation – named Sea Guardian – in the Mediterranean on Wednesday (9 November 2016). Under Operation Sea Guardian, NATO ships will conduct surveillance activities, counter-terrorism and capacity building of regional navies. Sea Guardian also stands ready to support the European Union’s Operation Sophia with situational awareness and logistical support. Sea Guardian replaces NATO’s Operation Active Endeavour, which was set up in response to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.