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US Coast Guard Vessel Heads to Black Sea Amid Rising Tensions with Russia

USS Roosevelt and USCGC Hamilton.
USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) conduct a series of passing and communication exercises, along with helicopter operations in the Mediterranean Sea, April 26, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard)

27 Apr 2021Military.com|ByOriana Pawlyk

The U.S.Coast Guardcutter Hamilton is en route to the Black Sea to train alongside NATO allies and partners in the region amid heightened tensions between Russia and the West over its buildup of forces along Ukraine’s border.

The U.S.Navy‘s 6th Fleetannounced Tuesdaythat the vessel is headed to the Black Sea,after operating alongsidethe guided-missile destroyer Roosevelt in the Aegean Sea this week. Photosposted on social mediashowed the cutter transiting through Turkey’s Bosphorus strait.

The news comes the same day that Russia began its naval combat exercise, moving its Moskva cruiser into the…

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