On June 17 the us destroyer USS Porter DDG78 headed across the Mediterranean towards the Black sea. About this informed the website of the U.S. Sixth fleet.
The Agency notes that the ship will “conduct operations to ensure safety at sea and improve regional stability at sea, joint readiness, and naval capability, with NATO allies and partners in the region.”
This is the third time a U.S. Navy ship conducted operations in the Black sea in 2020 and the second time for the porter, who visited the Black sea in April. While in the Black sea and with the support of partners and allies, porter will remain in safety at sea, focusing on operational requirements and national objectives during a response COVID-19.
“The presence of the USS Porter in the Black sea is crucial to create a safe marine environment and ensuring freedom of navigation,” explained the commander of the destroyer Craig Trent.
In the Sixth, the US Navy said that the destroyer recently completed operations in the Barents sea , along with other American ships.
Last time USS Porter came into the Black sea in April 2020.