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US Navy destroyer Donald Cook moored at Odesa Sea Port

Destroyer DDG USS Donald Cook, (DDG75), entered Odesa sea port and moored to the berth No. 16 of the passenger terminal this morning.

 

Official sources reported that the visit would last until February 27 inclusive. According to the representative of the command of the US Sixth Fleet, the purpose of the ship`s presence in the Black Sea is ‘to conduct operations to ensure safety at sea and increase stability in the region.’

 

The destroyer crossed the Bosporus on February 19. During the presence in the Black Sea, joint maneuvers with Turkish Navy frigate TCG Fatih (F242) were conducted. The exercises with the Ukrainian Navy ships were provided.

 

The first call of Donald Cook at Odesa sea port was in 2007. Then, the ship repeatedly participated in Ukrainian and American exercises Sea Breeze in the framework of the Partnership for Peace program of the military cooperation between NATO and the European countries and the former Soviet republics of the Transcaucasia and Central Asia.

 

DDG75 Donald Cook is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. It was put into operation in August 1998. Its length is 154 m, width is 20 m, draft is 9 m. Full DWT is about 9000 tons. Its speed is ​​32 knots. There are 90 launchers of Tomahawk, Asrok and Standard-2 missiles, as well as Harpoon anti-ship missiles on board. The destroyer carries a variety of artillery, anti-aircraft and torpedo weapons.

 

Press Service of Odesa Sea Port Authority

 

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