The Hellenic Navy frigate HS Spetsai (flagship) and the Bulgarian Navy frigate BGS Drazki was supported by submarines from Greece and Turkey. Aircrafts from Greece, Turkey and US will also supported to the patrols
NATO's Operation Sea Guardian remains one of the most important tools for NATO to increase cooperation and interoperability in the Mediterranean Sea with Allies and Partner nations, and to enhance capacity building in the frame of maritime security. These focused patrols contribute towards maintaining maritime situational awareness, deterring terrorism and improving capacity building efforts in the Mediterranean Sea
It focused mainly on gathering information about maritime activities in the international waters encompassing a wide range of threats as well as shipping pattern-of-life, alongside enhancing partnerships in the area and assuring readiness to counter terrorism threats at sea.
Operation Sea Guardian is a non-Article 5 maritime security operation of NATO aimed at working with Mediterranean stakeholders to maintain maritime situational awareness, deter and counter terrorism and enhance capacity building.