USS Porter Enters Black Sea

The ship’s operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability.

USS Porter Enters Black Sea

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams

BOSPHORUS STRAIT – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea, Feb. 2, 2017, in order to conduct maritime security operations and enhance capability and interoperability with allies and partners in the region.

While in the Black Sea, Porter is scheduled to participate in exercise Sea Shield 2017. Exercise Sea Shield is an annual Romanian-led multinational exercise in the Black Sea to improve interoperability and proficiency of participating units.


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