USS Porter Enroute to Black Sea

August 8, 2019 – USS Porter (DDG 78) began its north-bound transit to the Black Sea August 8, to enhance regional maritime stability and a show of support for our NATO allies and partners in the region. This is the sixth time a U.S. ship has visited the Black Sea since the beginning of 2019. The last ship to visit the Black Sea was USS Carney in July. During its time in the Black Sea, USS Carney participated in exercise Sea Breeze 2019, a U.S.-Ukraine co-hosted exercise that brought 19…

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Admiral Makarov to join Russian task force in Mediterranean

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Black Sea Fleet frigate Admiral Makarov is sailing from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea. At present, the ship is passing through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits (the Turkish Straits). The ship completed a complex of naval combat exercises in the fleet’s combat training zones. Together with the Ka-27PL crews, the sailors practiced takeoffs and landings on the frigate deck, conducted training sessions on the search and tracking of a submarine. Ship crews held trainings to check air control systems of the vessel ensuring…

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Vyshny Volchyok Completes Mission in Mediterranean Sea

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The newest small-size missile ship of the Black Sea Fleet Vyshny Volochyok has completed the tasks as part of the Russian Navy’s permanent grouping in the Mediterranean Sea. She is heading now to its home base – the hero-city of Sevastopol. At present the ship is sailing through the Straits of Bosphorus and Dardanelles. Directly in the Mediterranean Sea, Vyshny Volochyok took part in an inter-fleet exercise led by Admiral Vladimir Korolev, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy. Moreover, the ship conducted a complex…

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RFS Pytliviy Returning to Sevastopol

October 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – The patrol ship (TFR) of the Black Sea Fleet (PF) “Pytlivy” completed the execution of tasks as part of the permanent group of the Navy of the Russian Federation (Russian Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea and headed for Sevastopol. Currently, the ship passes the Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits, heading for the Black Sea. During the period in the far sea zone, the crew of the ship took part in the inter-fleet exercise under the leadership of the commander-in-chief of the Navy, during which he…

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USS James E. Williams Exits Black Sea

USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) exited the Black Sea December 9th. While in the Black Sea, James E. Williams pulled in to Odessa, Ukraine, Nov. 29, for a scheduled port visit. Sailors took liberty and explored the city of Odessa. “I had a really fun time in Odessa,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Meaghan Moore, from Baltimore. “There was a lot to do, and it was great to have an opportunity to see a culture that not many people get to experience.” Following the ship’s departure from Odessa, James…

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