Contents tagged with Black Sea

  • Two US Navy missile destroyers entered the Black Sea

    Two United States Navy missile destroyers, the USS Carney and the USS Ross entered the Black Sea on Saturday, February 17. The press-service of the Navy’s 6th Fleet recalled that the last time the two warships were in the Black Sea at the same time was July 2017, during the joint US-Ukrainian exercises called “Sea Breeze.”

    The decision to send two ships into the Black Sea was made in advance to carry out Maritime security operations.

    The USS Carney is equipped with an Aegis missile defense …

  • American USS Ross guided missile destroyer deployed to the Black Sea

    The USS Ross guided missile destroyer entered the Black Sea, passing the Bosporus under cover of darkness in support of the US allies, according to Yörük Işık’s Twitter blog, which tracks the movement of warships across the Bosporus.

    As reported on the website of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, on February 9, the USS Ross destroyer arrived in the Albanian port of Vlorë. RBC-Ukraine website says that the presence of the American warship in the Mediterranean Sea shows the US commitment in …

  • NATO ships conduct maneuvers on Black Sea

    In the Black Sea, near Odessa, two permanent maritime NATO groups are conducting joint maneuvers, as by Dumskaya news outlet.

    Involved in these actions are the SNMG2 Second Permanent Group and the SNMCMG2 Mine Action Group.

    “Today, during the exercises, joint maneuvers with helicopter landings were conducted. According to unverified information, Romanian fighters also participated in the exercises,” the publication noted.

    It was noted that for the first time in many years, two British …

  • US strategic drone conducts reconnaissance flight off Russian Black Sea coast

    An American RQ-4 Global Hawk reconnaissance drone flew close to the Russian border over the Black Sea. The drone’s flight route was published by the CivMilAir aircraft tracking application, Interfax reports.

    According to the application, the drone flew over the conflict area in the Donbas, looped over Crimea at a latitude of approximately 16 km, and then flew in the direction of Sochi.

    Another American RC-135W reconnaissance UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) flew close to Kaliningrad oblast in …

  • American Navy destroyer USS Carney enters the Black Sea

    The American destroyer USS Carney entered the Black Sea, as reported by  twitter user Yörük Işık, who tracks the movement of warships across the Bosporus.

    As noted by Yörük Işık, the US Navy will “boost the patrols in the Black Sea amid tensions in the region”. This is the fourth such deployment of the destroyer.

    The USS Carney reported on Facebook that on January 3rd it left the Italian port of Brindisi, where it stayed for the New Year. The ship began its fourth patrol on December 2, 2017. …

  • Ukrainian Navy seizes foreign ship carrying cargo of contraband cigarettes in the Black Sea

    The Ukrainian military opened fire during an operation to detain a foreign ship accused of smuggling in the Black Sea, the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook on January 1.

    "After ascertaining the futility of an attempted escape from the Ukrainian military boat, the vessel made contact and was questioned according to the procedures established by international maritime law. However, the violating vessel did not comply with the request to stop. In order to force an end to …

  • Ukraine conducts naval drills in Black Sea

    On Tuesday December 5, the Ukrainian Naval Forces carried out tactical exercises in the Black Sea, involving 6 small armored artillery boats and 2 naval helicopters, the Defense Ministry’s website reports.

    Of the 6 small armored artillery boats which took part in the drills, 4 were constructed for the Navy this year.

    During the training, the ships formed a tactical group and worked on assignments related to the protection and defense of the coastal zone, ports, and communications.

    “Weapons …

  • US Navy Missile Destroyer enters Black Sea

    The American missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG95) entered the Black Sea on Sunday, as reported by Turkish media outlets, which published photographs of its passage through the Bosporus Strait.

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke class destroyer, equipped with 56 Tomahawk cruise missiles, is heading north along the western coast of the Black Sea.

    In August of this year, the destroyer James E. Williams was in the Baltic Sea. The American ship was in Riga.

    The James E. Williams sailed to the …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: Russian warship Azov left Greek port

    The Russian landing ship Azov of the Black Sea Fleet – the first Russian ship to pass under the still-under-construction arch of the Kerch Strait Bridge in September – has left Pylos Port in Greece. This was reported on October 22nd by the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    “Today, the Azov, a large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet, left the Greek port of Pylos, where Russian sailors together with the crew of the Greek destroyer Navarinon took …

  • Russians point weapons at Ukrainian ship as it inspects Ukraine’s marine economic zone

    The marine protection ship Grigory Kuropyatnikov conducted a planned survey of Ukraine’s exclusive (marine) economic zone in the gas deposit region, during which it documented further violations by Russia, the Ukrainian State Border Services reported. The survey was done at all the active deposits in the northwest part of the Black Sea – Shtormove, Arkhangelsk, Golitsynsk and Odessa.

    “The goal of the interdepartmental group was to verify the received information concerning the initiation of …