The demonstration naval exercise “Romanian Naval Forces 19”

August 14, 2019 (Google Translation) Thousands of military sailors, dozens of ships, aircraft and boats will present on Thursday, August 15, the largest naval show organized by the Romanian Naval Forces, year by year, in Romania. The unseen part of this show means hundreds of hours of training and dozens of days of training at sea, on the river, on…

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USS Porter Arrives in Constanta

August 12, 2019 – USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Constanta, Romania, Aug. 12, 2019, for a scheduled port visit as part of our continued Black Sea presence and support to our region partners. Since arriving in the Black Sea the ship has continued participation in the Service Academy Exchange Program (SAEP), where midshipmen from allied and partner countries the…

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FS Capricorne Visits Constanta

March 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The sea lover “Lt. Lupu Dinescu ” participated on Thursday, March 28th, in training with the French captain” Capricorne “(M-653), in the territorial waters of Romania in the Black Sea. The main purpose of the exercise is to maintain a high level of training of Romanian military seamen. The work is part of the…

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Regele Ferdinand Joins SNMG2

March 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Regele Ferdinand frigate left the Constanţa military port Thursday, March 28, to join the NATO Navy Maritime Group NATO Permanent Navy Group, which includes military ships from Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey. NATO Naval Group will carry out maritime surveillance missions in the Black Sea by 18 April to strengthen measures to discourage security…

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Fort McHenry Arrives in Romania

January 7, 2018 – USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) arrived in Constanta, Romania, Jan. 7 for a scheduled port visit. Constanta is the first port visit for Fort McHenry, which deployed from its homeport of Mayport, Florida, Dec. 16, 2018. During the time in the Black Sea region, Fort McHenry is being shadowed by Russian frigate Pytliviy. “The Sailors and Marines…

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Looking for Submarines … at MAVI BALINA 18

October 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – It’s been a week since the frigate “Regele Ferdinand” left the Constanţa Military Port to take part in Mavi Balina’s multinational battalion, organized by the Turkish Naval Forces. After the Bosphorus transit, the waves of the Marmara Sea have prepared us for a very angry Aegean that has shown us how capricious it may…

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USNS Carson City Exits Black Sea

September 10, 2018 – USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) departed the Black Sea Aug. 30 after conducting various operations in the area. Carson City entered the Black Sea Aug. 15 after transiting the Dardanelles and Bosporus Straits. “While in the Black Sea, we did what Carson City does best,” said Ship’s Capt. Jonathan Keffer, civilian master of Carson City. “We…

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NATO Warship Discovers Mine from Previous Conflict

During routine mine countermeasure training in the Black Sea on 7th February 2018, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) ship, Turkish mine hunter TCG AKÇAY, discovered a sea mine from a previous conflict. The mine was discovered at 8 A.M. local time while TCG AKÇAY, under the command of Turkish Navy Lieutenant Commander Abdulla Yildiz, was using her mine…

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USS Porter Commences At-Sea Portion of Exercise Sea Shield 2017

February 8, 2017 – USS Porter (DDG 78) began the at-sea portion of exercise Sea Shield 2017, Feb. 8, in the Black Sea. Sea Shield is an annual, Romania-led multinational exercise in the Black Sea designed to improve interoperability and combat proficiency of participating units. The U.S. participation in this exercise demonstrates the commitment to deploying leading technology and combat capability…

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