Saturday, March 20, 2021

Russian Navy Tracking Two US Warships In The Black Sea

USS Monterey transited Bosphorus towards the Black Sea on March 19, 2021. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission 

The deployment of American naval assets in the Black Sea is limited by the Montreux Convention of 1936, which restricts the stay of warships from non-Black Sea-adjacent states to 21 days. Additionally, no more than nine foreign warships weighing a total of 30,000 tonnes are allowed be present in the body of water at any one time. 

The USS Thomas Hudner, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, began its transit through the Turkish Straits into the Black Sea on Saturday to join the USS Monterey, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, which arrived in the area a day earlier, the US 6th Fleet has reported. 

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WNU editor: Here is one of the US warships .... Cruiser USS Monterey Enters Black Sea for ‘Multi-Domain’ Operations (USNO News).

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