NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre

NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) is a training facility for NATO, at Souda Bay Naval Base, in Crete, Greece.

Located at the Northern Sector of the base (Marathi), it enables the NATO forces to better execute surface, sub-surface, aerial surveillance, and special operations activities that are necessary for the support of Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO).[1]


NATO's Defence Ministers granted permission for NMIOTC's establishment on June 12th 2003, and the first personnel were assigned to its offices on November 2005.[2]


NMIOTC's role is to offer training for NATO and NATO Partner nations in the following areas:[1]

  • Command Team MIO Issues
  • Boarding Team Theoretical and Practical Issues
  • Final training Tactical Exercise (FTX)
  • Maritime Operational Terminology-MOTC
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in MIO
  • MIO in support of Counter Piracy
  • C-IEDS Considerations in Maritime Force Protection
  • Legal Issues in MIO
  • MIO in support of International Efforts to Counter Human Trafficking Activities at Sea
  • Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) Training
  • C-IED Considerations in MIO
  • MIO in Support of Migration Related Operations-Command Team and Practical Issues
  • Maritime-Improvised Explosive Devise Disposal (M-IEDD)
  • Maritime Aspects of Joint Operations
  • Train the Trainers Technical Instructor Course
  • Maritime Biometrics Collection and Tactical Forensic Site Exploitation
  • Cyber Security Awareness in Maritime Environment


External links

NATO Maritime Interidiction Operational Training Centre - official website


  1. ^ a b "NMIOTC Mission & Role". Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ "NMIOTC Historical Data". Retrieved 12 June 2017.

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