US landing ship with marines enters Black Sea for drills with Romanian navy

Sunday, March 19, 2017
By Paul Martin
18 Mar, 2017

An American landing ship, the USS Carter Hall, with marines on board, has crossed the Bosporus Strait and arrived in the Black Sea on Friday for joint drills with the Romanian Navy.

“The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and embarked Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in the Black Sea March 17, to participate in bilateral training exercise Spring Storm 17 with Romania,” the US 6th fleet said in a statement.

According to the release, the vessel “will work alongside Romanian maritime forces to develop interoperability and proficiency.”

The Spring Storm exercises will take place not far from the Romanian port of Constanta between March 18 and 21.

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