The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Constanta, Romania for a scheduled port visit, June 3.
Vella Gulf’s presence in Romania reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region.
“This is an important time to reassure and demonstrate our commitment to work closely with NATO allies in order to enhance maritime security, readiness, and naval capability,” said Capt. Robert Katz, Vella Gulf’s commanding officer. “The relationships built during our bilateral and multilateral exercises are great ways to strengthen and improve interoperability between allies as we all work together toward shared mutual goals.”
Press Release, June 03, 2014; Image: US Navy