Romanian navy frigate ROS Regina Maria (F 222) passes the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72) on July 11, 2014. US Navy Photo
The U.S. Navy has not yet tasked any of its surface ships to move closer to Ukraine following the suspected shoot down of Malaysian Airliners Flight 17 on Thursday, service officials told USNI News on Friday. Read More
USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transits the Aegean Sea on July, 6 2014. US Navy Photo
A U.S. guided missile cruiser has left the Black Sea on Tuesday, leaving a collection of NATO ships to maintain an ongoing presence mission following Russia’s seizure of the Crimea region from Ukraine. Read More
An undated photo of French Navy Frigate Surcouf.
A French frigate entered the Black Sea on Wednesday, growing the number of NATO surface warships in the region to three, according to a ship spotting blog and Russian press reports. Read More