Two U.S. Ships in Black Sea
Military presence maintained in Black Sea.
Two U.S. Ships in Black Sea, French Surveillance Ship Due Friday
By: Sam LaGrone
The U.S. command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) entered the Black Sea on Saturday — a day after guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67) — bringing the total of American naval ships in the region to two, according on a release from U.S. 6th Fleet.
French signals intelligence ship — Dupuy de Lôme (A759) — is also due in the Black Sea by Friday, according to a Monday report in the state run Russian news service RIA Novosti.
“The ship is scheduled to conduct routine operations which include, combined training, maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC),” according to the statement.
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