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BLACKSEAFOR Ships Called in Istanbul

BLACKSEAFOR Ships Called in Istanbul 23.04.2012
Text: Southern Military District Press Service
Photo: Southern Military District Press Service
Ships of Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group (BLACKSEAFOR) called at Turkish port Istanbul on Apr 20. This visit is the closing stage of the BLACKSEAFOR spring activation commanded by Russian representative Capt 1 rank Yury Zemsky.

Before visiting Istanbul, ships carried out the 3-day sea phase of the exercise and practiced control over commercial shipping, inspection of a suspicious vessel, underway cargo transshipment, and air defense of formation.

The multinational flotilla will leave Istanbul on Apr 24.

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