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USS Whidbey Island entered the Black Sea
14:25, 22 July 2016
USS Whidbey Island entered the Black Sea

USS Whidbey Island assault landing ship entered the Black Sea to take part in the exercises "Sea Breeze 2016"

14:25, 22 July 2016

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USS Whidbey Island assault landing ship entered the Black Sea. It goes to Odesa to take part in the exercises "Sea Breeze 2016". The ship will ground the Marines on coast near the mouth of the Danube. 

See also: Sea Breeze 2016 drills underway in southern Ukraine

The boats on air cushions and several helicopters are on board. It is also reported that that river may be holding up to 500 troops.
Whidbey Island is a fairly rare type of a combat ship. There are only eight of them of such class. The vessel was designed back in 1970-s and built only in late 80s.

See also: RFE\RL: Ukraine-U.S. military drills Sea Breeze kick off in Black Sea

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