The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) entered the Black Sea Feb. 17, 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.
“The U.S. Navy has a history of building relationships with our partners in the Black Sea, which both demonstrates our combined commitment to regional security and enhances overall peace and stability”, said Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer of USS Carney.
The U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet said in a statement that this naval operation is in support of our NATO allies in eastern Europe and falls under Operation Atlantic Resolve.
USS 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 naval operations, often in concert with joint, allied and interagency partners, to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
USS Carney (DDG-64)
USS Carney (DDG-64) is the 14th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship is the first to be named after Admiral Robert Carney who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower administration.
Carney was laid down 3 August 1993 at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. She was launched 23 July 1994 with Betty Taussig, daughter of Admiral Carney, as sponsor. She was placed in commission 8 June 1996 and is homeported in Rota, Spain.