More On Nusret 2010 and Mavi Balina 2010 Exercises

It is a busy week full with exercises.

The Nusret 2010 mine exercise has started and is continuing in the Aegean. On Monday there was a press conference about it.
According to the information shared on this conference the order of battle for the exercise looks like this:
TCG Sokulu Mehmet Paşa
3 mine hunters Engin or Aydın class
1 corvette Burak class
1 rescue ship
1 patrol boat
1 mine recovery boat
1 coast guard vessel
1 C-130 plane
1 helicopter
1 EOD team
 
Of course the NATO SNMCMG-2 is taking part along with additions from Greece and Bulgaria: 
HS Aliakmon A 470 (Flagship)
HS Evniki M 61
TCG Anamur M 269
ITS Numana 5557
SPS Tambre M 33
FGS Bad Rappenau M 1067
BS Priboy M 68
1 Greek mine hunter
The anti submarine exercise Mavi Balina is going on in the east Mediterranean. It was reported that the Greek Navy pulled its frigate away from the exercise in protest of Turkish Air force planes taking part in the exercise. 
In the meantime there was a hostage rescue and anti terror exercise in Izmir harbor. According the exercise scenario, the special teams boarded a ship that was hijacked by terrorist and cleared the bombs left by the terrorist.  Click for the photos and video.
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>Mavi Balina 2010 Naval Exercise

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A Gür class submarine, a possible participant

Turkish Navy is hosting a naval exercise in Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The invitation exercise Mavi Balina 2010 (Blue Whale 2010) has started today and will continue till 11 November 2010.

The aim of the exercise is to conduct submarine warfare and anti submarine warfare training with surface, submarine and air units.

From Turkish Navy, 3 frigates, 5 submarines, 2 corvettes, one replenishment oiler, a maritime patrol aircraft, three helicopters will take part in the exercise plus air force units. From NATO SNMG-2, consisting of F-802 HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën, F-207 FGS Bremen, F-465 HS Themistocle, F-583 ITS Aviere, F-244 TCG Barbaros will take part in the exercise with one unnamed Spanish frigate and a replenishment tanker.

That is a pretty mighty armada of 9 frigates, 5 submarines, 2 corvettes, 2 replenishment tankers plus air units, it is going to be a big exercise.

Any additional information about participating units is apreciated.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 37)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 15 days:

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Black Sea Fleet’s sole Admiral Grigorovichclass frigate Admiral Grigorovich returned from her 44 day long deployment with the Kuznetsov Taskforce.

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Alexander Shabalin passed through Istanbul for another Syrian deployment, just minutes before Admiral Grigorovich passed northbound

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Large landing ship Georgiy Pobedonosets, from Russian Northern Fleet returned from her syrian deployment on a cold, windy morning.

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Russian large landing ship, Tsezar Kunikov was passing southbound through Istanbul just 8 days after her northbound passage. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Auxiliary cargo ship Kyzyl-60 returned from her Mediterranean deployment. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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After completing her port visit in Russia, Pakistan warship PNS Alamgir made her southbound passage through Turkish Straits. The ship is on her way back to Pakistan. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Small auxiliary cargo ship Kazan-60 made her southbound passage through Turkish Straits. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian Ropucha class landing ship from the Baltic Flet, Korolev made her first deployment for Syrian Express in 2016. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Alexander Shabalin returned from her 9th Syrian deployment in 2016, well after sunset. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian Alligator class landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov, passing through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık.

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Russian Ropucha class landing ship Tsezar Kunikov made her northbound passage in the middle of the night. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Romanian mine sweeper Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente, returned back to home after taking part in Nusret 2016 mine warfare exercise. Photo: Alper Böler.

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Bulgarian mine sweeper Priboy returned to her home port, after the Nusret 2016 mine exercise was finished.

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Romanian corvette Contraamiral Horia Macellariu, also returned to her home port, following the completion of the anti submarine warfare exercise Mavi Balina 2016.

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Bulgarian frigate Verni, seen during her northbound passage through Istanbul, at the end of her 39 day long deployment to the Mediterranean. Photo: Yörük Işık.

The list of the foreign warships passed through Istanbul Strait is here.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus in 2016 (Part 36)

Here are photos of foreign warships, that have passed through Bosphorus, in last 7 days:

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Ropucha class landing ship Georgiy Pobedonosets, sailed through Istanbul for her 10th Syrian deployment. Photo: Alper Böler.

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PNS Alamgir, made her first Black Sea deployment in 2015. The ship will make a port call in Novorossiysk after taking part in Turkish led ASW exercise, Mavi Balina 2016.

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Ropucha class landing ship Alexander Shablin made her southbound passage through Istanbul. Photo: Yörük Işık.

The list of the foreign warships passed through Istanbul Strait is here.

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus (Part 43)

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DDG-71 USS Ross making her northbound passage through the Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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DDG-71 USS Ross making her northbound passage through the Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian landing ship Novocharkassk making her southbound passage while USS Ross is making her northbound passage through the Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Russian landing ship Kaliningrad making her southbound passage through the Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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Bulgarian mine hunter Priboi passing through the Bosphorus.

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Russian intelligence gathering ship Kildin heading to the Mediterranean. Photo: Alper Böler. Used with permission. 

Yesterday and today we have witnessed a increased activity of foreign warships in Turkish Straits.

Yesterday the US Navy destroyer DDG-71 USS Ross made her second deployment to the Black Sea. As she was passing through the Bosphorus she has encountered 2 Russian landing ships, Novocharkassk and Kaliningrad making their southbound passage. This trio was later followed by the Bulgarian minehunter Priboi.

Today we have seen the Russian intelligence gathering ship Kildin making her southbound passage. Who knows maybe she is going to shadow the Mavi Balina ASW exercise, starting on 6 November.

Date Number Name Direction Nationality
02.01.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia
02.01.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
18.01.2014 151 Azov Southbound Russia
18.01.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia
27.01.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
01.02.2014 151 Azov Northbound Russia
01.02.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia
05.02.2014 20 Mount Whitney Northbound USA
05.02.2014 50 Taylor Northbound USA
07.02.2014 810 Smetlivy Northbound Russia
10.02.2014 151 Azov Southbound Russia
10.02.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia
20.02.2014 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
20.02.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
26.02.2014 102 Kaliningrad Northbound Russia
26.02.2014 127 Minsk Northbound Russia
27.02.2014 20 Mount Whitney Southbound USA
04.03.2014 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
04.03.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
05.03.2014 U-130 Hetman Sahaidachny Northbound Ukraine
08.03.2014 103 Truxtun Northbound USA
09.03.2014 50 Taylor Southbound USA
22.03.2014 103 Truxtun Southbound USA
23.03.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
23.03.2014 127 Minsk Southbound Russia
23.03.2014 12 Olenegorskiy Gorniak Southbound Russia
28.03.2014 A-645 Alize Northbound France
03.04.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
03.04.2014 12 Olenegorskiy Gorniak Northbound Russia
10.04.2014 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
10.04.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
11.04.2014 75 Donald Cook Northbound USA
11.04.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Northbound France
11.04.2014 138 PM-138 Southbound Russia
12.04.2014 A-645 Alize Southbound France
12.04.2014 MB-304 MB-304 Southbound Russia
17.04.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia
17.04.2014 127 Minsk Southbound Russia
17.04.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
23.04.2014 50 Taylor Northbound USA
25.04.2014 75 Donald Cook Southbound USA
29.04.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia
29.04.2014 Kruzenshtern Northbound Russia
29.04.2014 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
30.04.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Southbound France
XX.04.2014 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
XX.04.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
30.04.2014 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
30.04.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
01.05.2014 810 Smetlivy Southbound Russia
09.05.2014 605 Admiral Levchenko Northbound Russia
10.05.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia
10.05.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
12.5.2014 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
12.05.2014 50 Taylor Southbound USA
14.05.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Northbound France
15.05.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
15.05.2014 12 Olenegorskiy Gorniak Southbound Russia
15.05.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
21.05.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Northbound Russia
21.05.2014 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
23.05.2014 72 Vella Gulf Northbound USA
28.05.2014 F-711 Surcouf Northbound France
29.05.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
29.05.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
29.05.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Southbound France
04.06.2014 16 Georgiy Pobedonosets Southbound Russia
04.06.2014 12 Olenegorskiy Gornyak Southbound Russia
07.06.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
09.06.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
09.06.2014 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
12.06.2014 72 Vella Gulf Southbound USA
15.06.2014 A-5340 Elettra Northbound Italy
16.06.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Northbound France
17.06.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
17.06.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
17.06.2014 F-711 Surcouf Southbound France
24.06.2014 251 Wodnik Northbound Poland
03.07.2014 5561 Rimini Northbound Italy
03.07.2014 M-37 Chiddingfold Northbound UK
03.07.2014 F-583 Aviere Northbound Italy
03.07.2014 P-266 Machitis Northbound Greece
04.07.2014 A-5340 Elettra Southbound Italy
04.07.2014 F-711 Surcouf Northbound France
07.07.2014 72 Vella Gulf Northbound USA
06.07.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Southbound France
09.07.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
09.07.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
13.07.2014 150 Saratov Southbound Russia
13.07.2014 P-266 Machitis Southbound Greece
14.07.2014 72 Vella Gulf Southbound USA
21.07.2014 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
21.07.2014 102 Kaliningrad Northbound Russia
23.07.2014 F-583 Aviere Southbound Italy
23.07.2014 5561 Rimini Southbound Italy
23.07.2014 M-37 Chiddingfold Southbound UK
24.07.2014 F-711 Surcouf Southbound France
25.07.2014 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
29.07.2014 Shaktar Southbound Russia
03.08.2014 Kildin Southbound Russia
06.08.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
06.08.2014 72 Vella Gulf Northbound USA
14.08.2014 626 Vice-Admiral Kulakov Northbound Russia
15.08.2014 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
15.08.2014 102 Kaliningrad Northbound Russia
15.08.2014 MB-304 MB-304 Northbound Russia
16.08.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Northbound France
17.08.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
25.08.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
26.08.2014 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
26.08.2014 72 Vella Gulf Southbound USA
29.08.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
29.08.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
03.09.2014 F-796 Commandant Birot Northbound France
03.09.2014 71 Ross Northbound USA
05.09.2014 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
05.09.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Southbound France
06.09.2014 333 Toronto Northbound Canada
06.09.2014 F-102 Almirante Juan De Borbon Northbound Spain
07.09.2014 121 Moskva Southbound Russia
09.09.2014 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
09.09.2014 102 Kaliningrad Northbound Russia
11.09.2014 PM-138 PM-138 Northbound Russia
12.09.2014 71 Ross Southbound USA
12.09.2014 810 Smetlivy Northbound Russia
13.09.2014 156 Yamal Southbound Russia
17.09.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
17.09.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
20.09.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Northbound France
21.09.2014 616 Samum Southbound Russia
23.09.2014 F-796 Commandant Birot Southbound French
25.09.2014 333 Toronto Southbound Canada
25.09.2014 F-102 Almirante Juan De Bourbon Southbound Spain
27.09.2014 626 Vice-Admiral Kulakov Southbound Russia
28.09.2014 142 Novocharkassk Northbound Russia
28.09.2014 102 Kaliningrad Northbound Russia
06.10.2014 Donuzlav Southbound Russia
08.10.2014 41 Verni Southbound Bulgaria
10.10.2014 67 Cole Northbound USA
10.10.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Southbound France
11.10.2014 20 Mount Whitney Northbound USA
12.10.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
15.10.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
17.10.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Northbound France
27.10.2014 20 Mount Whitney Southbound USA
30.10.2014 67 Cole Southbound USA
30.10.2014 A-759 Dupuy de Lôme Southbound
31.10.2014 616 Samum Northbound Russia
04.11.2014 71 Ross Northbound USA
04.11.2014 102 Kaliningrad Southbound Russia
04.11.2014 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
04.11.2014 63 Priboi Southbound Bulgaria
05.11.2014 Kildin Southbound Russia

I have archived the list of the Russian ship movements in 2013.

>SNMG-2 In Antalya

>The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 are in Antalya for a well deserved rest, after the ending of the naval exercise Mavi Balina 2010.

The commanders of the ships, made a courtesy visit to the governor of Antalya.

Click here for some photos where you do not see much. The ships will stay in town till the weekend.

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