Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO warships visit Plymouth for FOST training View post tag: FOST March 3, 2017 Authorities View post tag: SNMCMG1 NATO warships visit Plymouth for FOST training Warship deployed to two standing NATO maritime groups arrived in Plymouth on Friday for an informal port visit and an opportunity to take part in Royal Navy’s renowned Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST).Led by Norwegian Navy Commodore Ole Morten Sandquist, visiting ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) include flagship HNoMS Roald Amundsen together with Belgian frigate BNS Louise-Marie, German tanker FGS Spessart, and Spanish frigate ESPS Reina Sofia.Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One ships are led by Estonian Navy Commander Johan-Elias Seljamaa from aboard the Estonian flagship ENS Admiral Cowan. Other ships in the group include British minehunter HMS Ramsey, Belgian minehunter BNS Narcis, Dutch mine countermeasures vessel HNLMS Schiedam, and Norwegian minehunter HNoMS Hinnøy.“During the upcoming period, we will support FOST as an opposing force to the ships undertaking their certification training,” said Commodore Sandquist. “We are looking forward to working closely with our Allies in an advanced warfare training environment.”Since the change of command on Jan. 14, with Spain handing over command to Norway, SNMG1 has led and participated in exercises off the coast of Norway, which provided an opportunity to improve interoperability with other NATO and Allied partners.“Our mission is first and foremost to provide NATO with a continuous maritime capability for operations and other activities in peacetime and periods of crisis and conflict,” said Commodore Sandquist.During the port visit Standing NATO Force leadership will meet with local authorities. The two maritime groups consisting of nine warships will join the FOST from March 6 to 14. View post tag: MARCOM Share this article View post tag: NATO View post tag: SNMG1
[Photo by Chad Anderson at MSG] It’s finally happened. Less than a year after Prince’s death, a majority of his albums from 1978 through 1996 have appeared on major streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Prime, and more. The list includes classics like Purple Rain, Sign ‘O’ The Times, 1999, Dirty Mind and so many more, now available at our listening pleasure.In his lifetime, Prince openly spoke against streaming his music through these types of services, saying that it devalued an artist’s music. It’s likely that if Prince were still alive today, this arrangement would not be the case. However, his estate owes a significant amount of money, and have reached a licensing agreement with Universal Music Group, thus giving the streaming outlets an opportunity to share his music. Additionally, no will for Prince was ever recovered.These 19 albums are just the tip of the iceberg, if we’re to believe the reports of this deal. Additional albums, unreleased music, and more will be released, as well as deluxe editions of Prince’s classic albums. The first such release will be a deluxe reboot of Purple Rain, due out June 9th. Warner Bros. CEO Cameron Strang spoke about the new release, saying that it will include “two incredible albums of previously unreleased Prince music and two complete concert films from the Paisley Park vault.”In the meantime, we have 19 full albums of Prince music to enjoy! Stream some of them below, and head to Prince’s artist page on Spotify to see the full selection.