USS James E. Williams enters Black Sea
An Arleigh-Burke class AEGIS guided missile destroyer of the U.S. Navy has entered the Black Sea, Yoruk Isık reporting on navigation of vessels through the Bosphorus tweeted on Sunday, Nov. 26.
USS James E. Williams is not part of a larger strike group, according to the tweet.
The posting says that the vessel transited the Bosphorus Strait and entered the Black Sea after nine days in Jedda, Saudi Arabia port visit and the Red Sea patrol.
9days after Jeddah, Saudi Arabia port visit & Red Sea patrol, USS James E. Williams transited Bosphorus & entered the Black Sea. Arleigh-Burke class AEGIS guided missile destroyer DDG95 is not part of a larger strike group but is on her own 7-month deployment to provide presence pic.twitter.com/i8tQZuEuKp— Yörük Işık (@YorukIsik) November 26, 2017
As UNIAN reported earlier, a guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain in August collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore in a second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months.