Posts tagged as the Baltic Sea

NATO kicks off Baltic Sea drills downscaled due to pandemic

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Two Lithuanian vessels have departed for the annual US-led NATO exercise BALTOPS in the Baltic Sea, which has been downscaled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, the drills will involve fewer troops and will take place exclusively at sea to reduce risks of the pandemic. All participating troops have been tested for Covid-19 and amphibious landings have been cancelled. The exercise, involving 3,000 personnel, 28 ships and various aircraft…

The militarization of the Baltic Sea region

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Baltic Sea a SEA OF PEACE The Baltic Sea, our vulnerable inland sea, is one of the most trafficked, fragile and polluted seas in the world. On top of numerous environmental problems, rapidly increasing military threats are present in the Baltic Sea. In addition to the increasing number of permanent troops in the Baltic Sea Region, the number of war exercises has increased. The number of participants and participating…

Record number of cruise guests in the Baltic Sea in 2019

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The cruise industry in the Baltic Sea continues to grow according to the latest Cruise Baltic Market Review. The review shows a record-breaking number of cruise guests visiting the region as well as an increase in the number of calls. The newly published 2020 edition of the Cruise Baltic Market Review reveals a record number of cruise guests in 2019. A total of 5,909,784 guests visited the ports in the…

Estonia: US Navy ship pulls into Muuga harbor

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A U.S. Navy ship, the USS Winston S. Churchill, pulled into Muuga harbor near Tallinn on Monday. “The United States’ commitment to the collective defense under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty remains ironclad. Hosting this advanced naval vessel in Estonia is another example of the importance of maritime domain awareness, our commitment to regional stability, support for our allies, and the importance of force interoperability,” U.S. ambassador James Melville…

The President Dalia Grybauskaite will watch maritime-focused military exercise BALTOPS 18

Saturday, June 2, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is watching a maritime-focused military exercise BALTOPS 18 on Monday, June 4. It is the annual U.S.-led exercise of NATO and partner countries in the Baltic Sea. The multinational exercise BALTOPS 18 is held in parallel with Thunder Storm 2018, the largest national exercise in the history of restored military of Lithuania, with participation of 9000 soldiers and other officials of national authorities. Simultaneously, the national exercise…