Maritime operations

December 23, 1998

NATO's Mediterranean standing frigate and destroyer force, STANAVFORMED , consisting of 8 ships from 8 nations, is available to conduct sea control operations in the Adriatic sea. NATO's two Mine Countermeasures Forces, MCMFORNORTH and MCMFORMED, consisting of 16 ships from 10 nations are deployed to the Adriatic. The above forces operate under the control of COMNAVSOUTH.