Romania deploys two ships to NATO operations in Black Sea

first_img Photo: ROS Regele Ferdinand gets underway from Constanta, Romania for NATO operations. Photo: Romanian Navy View post tag: ROS Regele Ferdinand The Romanian Navy has deployed a frigate and a minesweeper to join two separate NATO maritime groups for operations in the Black Sea.Frigate ROS Regele Ferdinand and Musca-class minesweeper Lt. Lupu Dinescu got underway from the naval base in Constanta on July 11 and will spend the rest of the month deployed with the NATO groups.Regele Ferdinand – a former Royal Navy Type 22 frigate – will integrate into Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) while the Lt. Lupu Dinescu will be joining the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2).SNMG2 ships will make a stop in Bulgaria before joining the Ukrainian-hosted and US Navy-led drill Sea Breeze 2018.The two groups are scheduled to take part in training activities and patrols in the Black Sea before attending maneuvers organized by the Romanian Navy as part of Romanian Navy Day celebrations. The Romanian Navy Day is a week-long event held early August. Share this article View post tag: SNMG2center_img View post tag: SNMCMG2 View post tag: NATO View post tag: Romanian Navylast_img read more