If you sail in the south-east Mediterranean Sea and you see some military vessels coming towards you, don’t panic! It’s just a joint naval military exercise between Greece, Israel and the USA. The exercise is called Noble Dina 11 and is taking place April 3-14, 2011.
According to portal MilitaryPhotos
“It’s the 1st time Greece participates in this exercise, which thus far has been exclusively conducted between USA and Israel. It includes: 8 surface vessels, 2 submarines, various choppers and aircraft.
The exercise will be held south of our easternmost territories, the Castellorizo/Megisti island complex (see map below) and it’s going to expand towards Souda,Crete and Haifa, Israel.”
The excercise scenarios include among others Search and Rescue operations, Naval Forces Protection and Anti-aircraft operations.