The first minesweeper that will clear the Black Sea with Bulgaria has docked in Kyustenja

Romania welcomed with a solemn ceremony the arrival of a minesweeper, which is part of the joint efforts with Bulgaria and Turkey to clear the Black Sea of ​​mines, BGNES reported.

The ceremony took place in the port of Kyustenja (Constanza). The minesweeper M 270 Sublieutenant Ion Ghiculescu of the Romanian Navy is the first of two minesweepers acquired under the intergovernmental agreement concluded between Romania and Great Britain. Before passing into Romanian hands, the ship was called HMS Blyth and served in the British Royal Navy.

The ceremony was attended by high-ranking Romanian officials and military officials, including Chief of Defense Staff General Vlad Gyurgitsa and Navy Commander Admiral Mihai Panait. The British frigate Queen Mary had also docked in the Romanian port. | BGNES