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USS Carney Enters Black Sea

January 5, 2018 at 5:54 PM UTC
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James Turner

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) entered the Black Sea Jan. 5, 2018, to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, as well as strengthen combined readiness and naval capability among NATO allies and partners. 


The U.S. Navy routinely operates in the Black Sea consistent with the Montreux Convention and international law.


“We’re committed to building strong relationships in the Black Sea region, which are crucial to peace and stability. Our presence here bolsters confidence and reassures allies of the U.S. commitment to security in the Black Sea.”

- Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer of Carney


Quick Facts: 
Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to advance security and stability in the European region.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.


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