The head of NATO's Joint Operating Headquarters in Naples (Italy), Admiral James G. Foggo, inspected the crew aboard HNoMS Helge Ingstad and thanked them for their effort so far.
The Norwegian frigate was on a search for submarines in the sea north west of Trondheim when the admiral came to visit.
" I have been following you for a couple of weeks now, and you have made a formidable effort during Trident Juncture. I would like to thank you for the work you are doing and for your contribution in making NATO even better."
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Dependent on NATO
The frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad is part of SNMG1, one of NATO's standing maritime reaction forces.
Commander Preben Ottesen and his crew aboard the Norwegian frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad, are proud to represent the Norwegian flag in NATO.
"Norway has a modern and well-trained Navy. But as a small country, it is naive to believe that we can handle a conflict by ourselves. Therefore, we depend on our allied partners in NATO, who have the ability and willingness to enforce "one for all, all for one," says Commander Ottesen.
"Norway must actively contribute to the alliance in order to expect mutual assistance if needed", explains the commander.
"Together we are strong", he concludes.