#AceWorldNews – September 07 – Two NATO warships, Canadian frigate Toronto and Spain’s Almirante Juan de Borbon have entered Black Sea waters over the weekend, Itar Tass news agency reported referring to its military diplomatic source.
The ships will take part in the international Sea Breeze drill, conducting exercises from September 8 to 10.
On Friday, another two NATO warships, the French Navy ship Commandant Birot and the US destroyer Ross, entered the area.
It is expected that the drill will also involve Turkish and Romanian frigates, as well as a Georgian patrol boat.
#AceWorldNews -ITALY – April 10 – (RT) – The Italian Navy said Thursday it has rescued over 18,000 migrants since launching a Mediterranean operation called Mare Nostrum (Our Sea), following two deadly shipwrecks in October 2013.
Five warships are usually deployed with more than 900 military personal at a cost of 9 million euros ($12 million) a month.
Navy chief Giuseppe De Giorgi said that after the twin tragedies last October which left more than 400 people dead, a total of 18,546 migrants had been rescued off Italy’s shores.
De Giorgi rejected claims by right-wing parties in Italy than the operation had led to an increase in migrants.