Romania has hosted an exercise in the Black Sea involving NATO ships. Exercise Sea Shield involved more than 20 ships and crews from Romania, Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, the Netherlands and Turkey. Five ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) participated in the exercise, which ran from 5 to 13 April. Sea Shield was designed to practise joint warfare tactics and techniques used against underwater, surface and air threats. Footage includes shots of Romanian Navy personnel aboard the Romanian frigate Ros Regele Ferdinand, shots of Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis and soundbites from the commander of SNMG2, Commodore Boudewijn Boots from the Royal Netherlands Navy.