SNMG-1 Left Istanbul
ZrMs Tromp passing Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmet Mosque.
ZrMs Tromp heading to the Marmara Sea.
The flagship of the task force NRP D. Francisco De Almedia was first to leave.
The two ship strong Standing NATO Maritime Group-1 left Istanbul this morning.
SNMG-1 arrived in Istanbul on 24 July 2015, for a four day visit after spending 21 days in Black Sea with extensive training with Bulgarian and Romanian navies.
Unlike their previous passage through the Bosphorus, this time the ships sailed in broad day light making it much easier to take photos. Much appreciated.