The NATO mission commenced its operation in the Aegean in order to stop the migrant flows incited by illegal traders.
More specifically, the Canadian frigate HMCS-Fredericton is close to Lesbos. The German frigate fgs-bonn, which the NATO mission is under command, was supplied in Souda and will sail towards the Central Aegean, whereas the Turkish frigate TCG-Barbaros-(F-244) and the Greek SALAMIS have returned for refilling in order to continue their mission in the next days.
Note that in the handling of the refugee and migrant flows, 11 ships of the Navy are operating, while doing their national mission.
Commander of the mission is the commandant of the Joint Force Command – JFC of NATO, Mark E. Ferguson of the U.S. Navy.