Turkish Navy Exercises With Russian Black Sea Fleet

March 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – The ships of the Black Sea Fleet escorted the ships of the Naval Forces of Turkey to the open sea and conducted joint exercises with them. From March 06 to March 8, Turkish sailors were in the port of Novorossiysk with a business call. During the exercise, the crews of the two ships of the Novorossiysk military base of the Black Sea Fleet, the patrol ship Vasily Bykov and the sea minesweeper Valentin Pikul, conducted a joint Turkish-Russian exercise PASSEX with the crews of…

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ITS Alghero Deploys for SNMCMG2

Starting March 5, La Spezia will reach the other Naval Units in the waters in front of the Peloponnese The Italian Navy minehunter took off on March 5th from La Spezia to rejoin the units of NATO’s Second Countermeasure Group, deployed in the Mediterranean Sea. In the coming days, the ship will reach the waters in front of the Peloponnese, in Greece, to participate in the activities of the Standing NATO Mine Countemeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2), the NATO integrated multinational maritime force that works to ensure the protection of maritime…

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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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