5 Jul 2014 1 Comment
The Bulgarian Navy is hosting a nine day long naval exercise Breeze 2014.
The military exercise is to be held in the Western section of the Black Sea and is aimed at improving the tactical compatibility and collaboration among naval forces of the alliance’s member states.
Bulgaria’s port city of Burgas has peen picked to host the staff of the drills.
While Breeze 2014 is taking place, the staff of the Bulgarian Naval Forces will be certified for conformity of the level of planning independent operations to NATO criteria, according to the website pan.bg, specialized in defense issues.
The exercise, which ends July 13, starts amid stepped-up presence of alliance forces in the Black Sea over the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s decision to incorporate the Crimean peninsula in March this year.
According to the information I have the following ships are taking part in the exercise:
|5561||ITS Rimini||Mine Hunter||Italy|
|M-37||HSM Chiddingfold||Mine Hunter||UK|
|M-270||TCG Akçay||Mine Hunter||Turkey|
|P-266||HS Machitis||Patrol Craft||Greece|
|P-332||TCG Mızrak||Fast Attack Craft||Turkey|
|P-1200||TCG Tuzla||Patrol Craft||Turkey|
As always I will appreciate any additional information about the participants.
Here is a nice video showing the arrival of the NATO SNMCMG-2 ships to Burgas.