Phoenix Express 2012 and Beyaz Fırtına 2012 Naval Exercises

According to a statement made on the Official Turkish Navy Web page, Turkey is participating to the Phoenix Express exercise.

Phoenix Express 2012, a multi-national at-sea maritime exercise designed to help increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea and to improve cooperation among participating nations of Algeria, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.

Turkey is participation in PE12 with Gabya class frigate F-493 TCG Gelibolu and a naval infantry detachment.

On the other hand there has been no official statement either From Turkish General Staff or Turkish Naval Forces about the Turkish naval exercise Beyaz Fırtına 2012. Thus the below list of participating ships is gathered from various local and national news papers, web portals and is not complete. There is also no concrete information about the duration of the exercise.

F-511 TCG Heybeliada Corvette
F-494 TCG Gökçeada Frigate
F-504 TCG Bartın Corvette
P-335 TCG İmbat Fast Attack Craft
P-334 TCG Meltem Fast Attack Craft
P-321 TCG Denizkuşu Fast Attack Craft
P-327 TCG Albatros Fast Attack Craft
P-323 TCG Şahin Fast Attack Craft
P-347 TCG Fırtına Fast Attack Craft
A-571 TCG Albay Hakkı Burak Tanker
F-496 TCG Gökova Frigate

2 Responses to Phoenix Express 2012 and Beyaz Fırtına 2012 Naval Exercises

  1. Izabela says:

    If there is no other exercise at the same time around Izmir
    also F-496 is taking part in this exercise :)
    (as far as I know and I remembered the number correctly)

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