The Naval Exercise Sea Breeze 2012 Has Ended
22 Jul 2012 Leave a comment
The Sea Breeze 2012 naval exercise (not to be confused with Breeze naval exercise organised by Bulgaria) organized by Ukraine and held in Odessa has finished. It is the largest multinational maritime exercise in the Black Sea.
1,500 troops from 16 countries, including U.S., Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Algiers, Bangladesh, Belgium, Denmark, Georgia, Israel, Canada, Moldova, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Qatar, Turkey.
The list of the ships participated in the exercise is as follows:
|U 130||Hetman Sagaidachny||Frigate||Ukraine|
|U 402||Konstantin Olshansky||Landing Ship||Ukraine|
|U 360||Genichesk||Mine Sweeper||Ukraine|
|U 705||Kremenets||Salvage Tug||Ukraine|
|T-ARS 51||USNS Grasp||Salvage Tug||USA|
|DDG-109||USS Jason Dunham||Destroyer||USA|
|P-331||TCG Kalkan||Fast Attack Craft||Turkey|
|P-333||TCG Tufan||Fast Attack Craft||Turkey|
|A-572||TCG Yzb. İhsan Tolunay||Tanker||Turkey|
|P-24||Sokhumi||Coast Guard Craft||Georgia|
BlackSeaNews has a good coverage of the exercise with many interesting photos: