Zelensky inspects passage of warships, equipment on Ukrainian Navy Day

July 5, 2020 – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky inspected the passage of warships and equipment on board the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate on June 5, the Ukrainian Navy Day. Military helicopters flew with the State Flag of Ukraine and the Naval Flag, according to the president’s press service. Military guard boats and artillery boats passed through the waterways of the Black…

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RFS Andrey Stepanov to Transit Northeast Passage for Homeport Kamchatka

June 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – The latest marine tugboat “Andrey Stepanov”, built specifically for the Pacific Fleet, has completed tests on the Black Sea and is preparing to move from Sevastopol to Kamchatka, where it will be part of the detachment of support vessels for the Troops and forces in Northeast Russia. It is planned that the ship will…

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U.S. 6th Fleet: Ready, Vigilant, On Watch

April 13, 2020 – Two U.S. 6th Fleet Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) destroyers and a P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft are operating simultaneously in different major European Seas, April 13. Rota-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) are operating in the Black and Baltic Seas, respectively, while a P-8A Poseidon, assigned to…

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USS Ross Conducts Rescue at Sea

March 3, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) conducted lifesaving emergency search-and-rescue operations for a civilian Turkish vessel in the Sea of Marmara while conducting her southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, March 3, 2020. Late Tuesday morning, lookouts onboard Ross spotted smoke plumes rising from a small vessel in the Sea of Marmara. Ross quickly…

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