: U.S. Navy destroyer to enter Black Sea

12:34 Jun. 5, 2016

U.S. Navy destroyer to enter Black Sea

The destroyer USS Porter is pulled away from the dock as it gets underway to avoid potential damage as hurricane Isabel continues its march toward landfall September 16, 2003 in Norfolk, Virginia (Getty Images)

USS Porter to conduct bilateral exercises with NATO and U.S. partner navies 

On June 6, the American destoyer USS Porter (DDG 78) will enter the Black Sea to support the Operation Atlantic Resolve, reports U.S. 6th Fleet.

The U.S. vessel will visit ports of NATO member countries and conduct bilateral exercises with partner navies.

"USS Porter (DDG 78), forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in the Black Sea region", says the statement.

The American vessel will enter the Black Sea in compliance with the Montreux Convention and international law which stipulates that foreign ships can stay there for 21 days.

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The ship's operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capability with NATO and U.S. allies and partners.

The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment to the collective security of its NATO allies and support for partners in Europe.

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