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 NATO package of measures to increase confidence among the Allies and to strengthen security in the Black Sea area and contributes to achieving tactical interoperability between the two seas. After…

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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 challenges in the region, but there are also stopovers in the ports of Trabzon (Turkey), Constanta and Poti ( Georgia) to restore combat capability. This month is 15 years since…

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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 of Fort McHenry have a great opportunity to experience a historic city,” said Cmdr. Steve Schmidt, commanding officer of Fort McHenry. “We stand together with our Romanian allies and partners…

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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 be. At the command of the commander and by the command of the second commander and the crew, all the materials on the ship were stunned so that there was…

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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 provided rapid transport of military equipment and personnel to new ports. We’re in the business of fast transport and top-notch hospitality as we get our passengers and cargo to their…

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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 hunting sonar to scan the sea bed and the water below her. The crew detected an object, which was thought to be a potential mine. TCG AKÇAY then used her…

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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 in support of allies and partners and collective defense of the Black Sea region. “We’ve already strengthened our interoperability through the in-port planning phase of Sea Shield 2017, and Porter…

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