Why Piracy is Surging in the Gulf of Guinea -EXPLAINER
By Libby George LAGOS, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Pirates are stepping up attacks on ships in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, defying regional navies. On Saturday, pirates off Nigeria kidnapped...
In this 6 March 2014 image, the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departs the Marathi NATO pier facility following a scheduled port visit to the Greek island of Crete.
She and her crew are a part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group and the ship is now heading for the Black Sea in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
The U.S. Navy notes in a press release today that “Truxtun’s operations in the Black Sea were scheduled well in advance of her departure from the United States. U.S. military operations and exercises are a part of a forward-presence posture to strengthen our transatlantic security and economic relationships.”
Truxtun was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding between 2005 and 2008.
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