US Carney destroyer enters Black Sea

US Carney destroyer enters Black Sea

On 24 October the US Navy ship Carney entered the Black Sea. Carney is the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and is equipped with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. As the Turkish Bosphorus Naval News reported, the ship passed through the strait in the northern direction. According to statement of the US Sixth Fleet, the destroyer departed from the Spanish Naval Station Rota base on 18 October after scheduled maintenance had been carried out. Carney will continue common patrolling in the area the Sixth Fleet is responsible for to secure the US national defence interests in Europe.

As Pravda.Ru reported, the US Mount Whitney command ship entered the Black Sea before. According to the US military doctrine, the Black Sea is within the US operational Sixth Fleet's area of responsibility. However, given international conventions, ships of non-Black Sea countries cannot be in waters of the Black Sea for more than 21 days.

The Russian military have already claimed that they would conventionally draw a bead on yet another missile destroyer of the US Sixth Fleet which enters the Black Sea along with the Bal and Bastion missile complexes. The Russian Aerospace Forces may also pay it a visit at open sea.


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