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Saturday, July 11, 2015

NATO ships hold anti-submarine joint drill in Black Sea

HNLMS Tromp (F802)NATO ships from eight countries took part in a crisis response operation on Friday in Bulgaria's Black Sea area during the Open Day of the naval exercise Breeze 2015.

Aboard the Bulgarian frigate Verni, the reporters and VIP guests led by Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev had the opportunity to watch various stages of the drill such as fighting a fire on a passenger ship, rescuing people, defense against attacks by aircraft and submarine, and carrying out an inspection of a ship.

The main idea of the 10-day exercise was to improve interoperability and interaction between the participating navies, and test Bulgaria's mine hunter "Tsibar" according to the NATO Maritime Evaluation Programme (MAREVAL), organizers said.

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