USNS Grasp Returns To The Black Sea
18 Jun 2012 4 Comments
I had reported about the port visit of the Safeguard class salvage ship of the US Military Sealift Command T-ARS-51 USNS Grasp in Istanbul last week.
I had the impression that after leaving Istanbul USNS Grasp would be heading to the Mediterranean as had spent at least 14 days in the Black Sea where she took part in Eurasia Partnership (EP) Dive 2012.
But I was wrong.
She made a large U-turn in the Marmara Sea after leaving Istanbul and crossed through the Bosphorus again northbound on 16th June 2012.She seems to be heading to Odessa this time.
The Black Sea News website has an extended coverage of the latest activities of USNS Grasp in the Black Sea.
I was not able to take photos of this ship when she was in Istanbul. May be I get lucky and can take photos of her, when she passes again through Bosphorus, leaving the Black Sea.