Updated: 13-May-2002 Week of 6-12 May 2002

8 -11 May 2002

Exercise Cooperative Poseidon

The first phase of a NATO/Partnership for Peace submarine safety exercise started on 8 May and will continue until 11 May. Its aim is to adopt common safety procedures to minimise the risk of submarine accidents.

The first phase consists in a seminar that will allow participants to be introduced to NATO submarine safety doctrines and procedures, while Phase II will allow them to practice these principles through a real-time tactical simulation exercise. The second phase will be held from 16-20 September in Frederikshavn, Denmark.

Participants include officers from nine NATO member countries (Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Norway, Poland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States) and from three Partner countries (Bulgaria, Romania and Sweden). Members of NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia) have been invited as observers.

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