7 Apr 2015 2 Comments
On 6 April 2015 we had witnessed northbound passage of a large number of Turkish warships, 5 frigates, 2 corvettes, 4 fast attack craft in total. The reason is the start of the Deniz Yıldızı 2015 naval exercise in Black Sea.
According to the Turkish Navy website following units will take part in the exercise: 6 frigates, 3 corvettes, 5 fast attack craft, 2 submarines, 7 auxiliaries, 2 patrol boats, 3 maritime surveillance planes, 7 helicopters helicopters. From Coast Guard 2 OPV’s, 4 cutters and 1 SAR helicopter will participate in the exercise.
The exercise is scheduled to end on 16 April. On 11 April the participating ships will make port visits in several Black Sea towns.
This is the list of the participants as far as I could find:
|A-573||TCG Binbaşı Saadettin Gürcan||Tanker|
|P-330||TCG Kılıç||Fast attack craft|
|P-332||TCG Mızrak||Fast attack craft|
|P-336||TCG Zıpkın||Fast attack craft|
|P-337||TCG Atak||Fast attack craft|
|P-XXX||Fast attack craft|