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  • 7 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The United States have donated four new vessels to the Bulgarian Navy which will be used for the defense of the country’s coastline. The three rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBS) and one patrol boat were formally delivered to Bulgaria by the US embassy in Bulgaria in a ceremony on August 3. On the same occasion, US Ambassador Eric Rubin and Bulgarian Navy […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Burgas, Bulgaria for a scheduled port visit July 8.   Vella Gulf’s presence in Bulgaria reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region. Upon departure, Vella Gulf […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Bulgarian Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna purchased a 360° Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator and an Incident Management Simulator for training of its Naval and Merchant marine students.   The simulators were officially opened by the IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu and the Dutch Ambassador in Bulgaria Mr. Tom van Oorschot during […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Senior members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) attended the Exercise Breeze 2015 pre-sail conference in Varna, Bulgaria, July 7. The focus of the exercise is on interoperability, anti-submarine warfare, and maritime interdiction operations, among other warfare capabilities. US forces scheduled to participate are the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter and a P-3C […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The three ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) arrived in Burgas, Bulgaria, on Friday, 4 July 2014, for a scheduled port visit during their deployment to the Black Sea.   Led by Captain Giovanni Piegaja (ITA N), SNMCMG2 is currently composed of ITS AVIERE (flagship, Italy), ITS RIMINI (ITA Navy), […]

  • 30 March 2011

    Bulgaria’s “Drazki” frigate will be ready for departure to the Mediterranean in mid-April to take part in the NATO operations in Libya… (novinite) [mappress] Source: novinite, March 30, 2011;

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Burgas, Bulgaria following a scheduled port visit, Oct. 27. Mount Whitney’s visit to Bulgaria reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region. Lt. Cmdr. Tammy […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Industry news

      On Nov 1, Bulgarian naval ensign was hauled down from Slava, the only submarine in Bulgarian Navy. Hence, Bulgaria has lost submarine fleet. “For the first time through recent 50 years Bulgaria has no submarines left, because keeping operable of Slava submarine built far back in 1960 is beyond the country’s strength”, said Bulgarian […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 8. Donald Cook’s visit to Bulgaria reaffirms to NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthening ties, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Black Sea region. […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Industry news

    Stationed in Leningrad Naval Base, training ship Perekop will head for Bulgaria in April or May 2013 for repairs, a source… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 29, 2012

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64) and USS Ross (DDG 71) are underway in the Black Sea again after completing port calls in Varna, Bulgaria, and Constanta, Romania, respectively. The two destroyers entered the Black Sea transiting the Bosphorus two days apart on February 17 and 18. According to the Montreux Convention, the destroyers will […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities

    The Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, CBE, wrapped up three days of staff talks in Bulgaria and Romania on September 23.   The official visits were held in conjunction with the conclusion of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO Task Unit 02 (SNMG2 TU.02) port visit to Varna, Bulgaria, as […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities

    Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, for a scheduled port visit, May 30.   Vella Gulf’s presence in Bulgaria reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region. “We are very excited […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, April 15 for the first port visit of its Black Sea tour. The ship transited the Bosphorus Strait to enter the Black Sea on April 14. The navy did not say how long the destroyer would stay in the region but the 1936 […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, for a scheduled port visit, July 6, 2015. Porter’s presence in Bulgaria reaffirms to NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Black Sea region. Porter […]

  • 24 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Bulgarian-hosted international maritime exercise Breeze 2018 concluded in the Black Sea on July 20. Units from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United States and NATO’s Allied Maritime Command took part in a week of drills. During the sea phase of the exercise, ships were challenged by a variety of tasks including seamanship […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Romanian Navy has deployed one its four Musca-class minesweepers to join NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2 as it operates in the Black Sea. SNMCMG2, with the Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise at the helm, transited Bosphorus on January 24 and is currently on a Black Sea patrol. In addition to the Romanian minesweeper F-25 […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) arrived in Bulgaria for a port visit, March 13.   Truxtun’s stay in the Black Sea will allow the ship to host an exercise planning conference with NATO allies March 15. The conference will focus on a multilateral naval exercise in the spirit of reassuring allies. “We are certainly […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Over the weekend, NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio met with Bulgarian and Romanian military leadership in the framework of MARCOM periodic engagements with the maritime forces of the Allied nations bordering the Black Sea, and to contribute in profiling NATO’s commitment to collective defence. The visit was held in […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Fredericton, assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) entered the Black Sea on March 30 to train with Turkish, Bulgarian and Romanian Navy vessels. During the month of April, HMCS Fredericton will conduct operations in concert with Romanian frigate ROS Regina Maria and other allied ships from Bulgaria and […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Authorities

    U.S. 6th Fleet’s command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), returned to its homeport of Gaeta, Italy, following routine operations to the Black Sea, Oct. 31. During the underway, Mount Whitney made port visits to Batumi, Georgia; Constanta, Romania; and Burgas, Bulgaria. The ship’s presence in the Black Sea demonstrated the United States’ […]

  • 5 August 2013

    The F-100 frigate ‘Blas de Lezo’ arrived at Ferrol Naval Base on Sunday after a two-month deployment in the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. On June 5th the ship left Ferrol to become command ship of the SNMG-2. During this period the Naval Group, under the command of Rear-admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río, integrated the […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria on Saturday, March 7, for a scheduled port visit during the Group’s deployment to the Black Sea. Led by Rear Admiral Brad Williamson (USA N), SNMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), TCG Turgutreis (F 241), […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Multinational naval and coast guard representatives attended an opening ceremony to kick off the week-long training collaboration, Eurasia Partnership Capstone (EPC) 2012, in Souda Bay, Greece, Dec. 9. Members of the Eurasian Partnership participate in events throughout the year, including diving exercises, ship rider exchanges, port visits, staff talks, and senior leader engagements. Eurasian Partnership […]

  • 5 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, for a scheduled port visit, April 4, 2015. Jason Dunham’s presence in Bulgaria reaffirms to NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Black Sea […]

  • 14 December 2012

    Black Sea Fleet (BSF) landing ship Caesar Kunikov will leave Sevastopol in March 2013 and head for Bulgaria to pass repair… [mappress] Source: rusnavy, December 14, 2012

  • 3 April 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) completed a four-month patrol in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, returning to Rota, Spain, on March 31. While on patrol, Carney conducted missions in support of regional allies and partners in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. Carney and the crew also conducted several bilateral and multilateral […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMCS Toronto will work with vessels from several partner nations in the Black Sea as part of Operation Reassurance from September 6-27.   In the wake of Russia’s aggression in Central and Eastern Europe, these training exercises and maritime situational awareness operations will enhance maritime security in the Black Sea. The first exercise, called Exercise […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) joined over 2,800 service personnel from Romania, Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine for the at-sea portion of exercise Sea Shield on February 8. Sea Shield is an annual, Romania-led multinational exercise in the Black Sea designed to improve interoperability and combat proficiency of participating units. […]