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The ports of Copenhagen are welcoming a multitude of naval vessels from NATO this week – visit one

This weekend it is still possible to come onboard ships from the Danish Navy and Saturday you can also watch live as they demonstrate what they are capable of.

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By Susanne Kee

You may have noticed a multitude of naval ships in the ports of Copenhagen this week and wondered what was going on?

It is the annual maritime training of NATO with 18 participating nations, 3,000 troops and over 40 vessels participating in the Northern Coast Maritime Exercises running until 8 September 2019.

The annual training began on 3 September in the Danish waters for the 13th time.

Each year a different Baltic country hosts the event, and it includes naval and air combat in fictional wartime scenarios.

The 18 nations joining are Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Canada, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

Until 8 September you can find them at Ofelia Plads, Svanemøllen Harbour, Langelinie Kaj, Amaliehaven, Christians Brygge, Havnegade Nyholm and at Sundmolen.

Find out when and where to visit below.

Some of them have open ship, and you can meet and mingle with various branches of the Armed Forces and explore the newest equipment and vehicles from the Army, Navy, Air Force and more.

The Danish vessel Niels Juel will stay in harbour and have open every day from the 6 to 8 September at Ofelia Plads together with the Marine Home Guard Patrol vessels Carina and Kureren (on 7 to 8 September)

The public is invited to Open Ship:
6 September from 16:30 to 19:00 (Niels Juel)
7-8 September from 10:00 to 17:00 (Niels Juel and Marine Home Guard Patrol vessels)

Find information about live demo below.

A live demo will take place on Saturday 7 September from 12:30 to 17:00

At: 12:00
Danish special ops team from the Danish Navy Seal command called Frømandskorpset will demonstrate some of their operations live from Amaliekaj.

At: 14:30
Danish Airforce will demonstrate how they rescue a person in distress directly from the sea with one of the EH101-helicopters – you can watch this takes place from Amaliekaj, Larsens Plads or if you are onboard the vessel Niels Juel you can watch it from there. (PS as the helicopter is on duty this demo will be cancelled should an emergency arise where the helicopter is needed.)

For more information go to their website here