The April Activation Of BlackSeaFor Has Ended

Today, on 26 April 2011, the April 2011 activation of the BlackSeaFor has ended.

The task force of following ships, left Russian port Novorossiysk after a 3 day visit and returned to their home ports.

F-240 TCG Yavuz Frigate Turkey
F-42 BGS Verni Frigate Bulgaria
P-24 GCG Sokhumi Patrol Boat Georgia
F-111 ROS Marasesti Frigate Romania
156 RFS Yamal Landing Ship Russia
U-510 UPS Slavutich Command Ship Ukraine
Bosphorus Naval News

This activation, started on 5 April 2011, in Istanbul. As this is the 10th anniversary of the foundation of BlackSeaFor it was celebrated with free public concerts of naval bands and a naval parade in Istanbul.

The ships of the BlackSeaFor visited Sevastopol and Novorossiysk after leaving Istanbul and heading to the Black Sea. The BlackSeaFor ships took part in a joint exercise with Turkish Navy.

For photos of the naval parade on 8 April 2011 click here.


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