The American guided missile destroyer-missile defense Ross entered the southwestern part of the Black Sea. This is the eighth visit of the US ship to the Black Sea this year. This was reported regarding the national defense control center.
The ship of the black sea fleet “Vyshny Volochek” accompanies a missile destroyer of the US Navy.
American ships for the eighth time in 2019 crossed the borders of the black sea area. Before that, the States sent the destroyer “Porter” with guided missile weapons. Then his movements were monitored by the frigate “Admiral Essen” and small rocket ships.
According to the International Convention of Montreux 1936, warships of non-black sea states can enter the waters, but not more than 21 days.
USS Ross (DDG 71) is equipped with the Aegis missile defense system, Standard-2 interceptor missiles, and Tomahawk cruise missiles. The ship is named after Captain Donald C. Ross, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Launched on 23 March 1996.