After a visit to Odessa of the ship will take part in the exercise of PASSEX type together with the ships of naval forces of Ukraine.
A frigate of the Royal canadian Navy Toronto and the frigate of the Spanish Navy, Santa Maria on Monday, April 1, arrived with a planned visit to the Odessa port.
Both ships arrived in Odessa after a patrol in the Black sea together with other ships in the second permanent naval group of NATO (SNMG2). They will stay in Odessa port until the evening of 3 April.
During your stay in Odessa, the captains will meet with representatives of the Armed forces of Ukraine and local authorities will work with the servicemen of the Ukrainian Navy, as well as to receive visitors on Board the ships during open visitation hours.
After Odessa, the ships will take part in exercise PASSEX in cooperation with the ships of the Ukrainian Navy in the Black sea with the aim of increasing compatibility between the ships of the Alliance and partner States.
Santa Maria is the first of six Spanish frigates of the same name type. He built the company Bazan on the basis of a very successful American frigates of the Oliver Hazard Perry. Taken into the Spanish Navy in October 1986. All six Spanish frigates a little more in size than the American and therefore have more options for upgrading.
The ship length 139, width 14,3, draught of 8.6 metres. The displacement of about 4,000 tons. Two gas turbines with a total capacity of 41 thousand HP got him up to 30 knots. On-Board artillery, torpedo and anti-aircraft weapons and anti-ship missiles Harpoon. Aircraft weapons – helicopter SH-60 Seahawk.
Frigate Toronto was the fourth canadian frigate of Halifax and was accepted into the canadian Navy in July 1993. Full displacement of about 5,000 tons, length 134, width 6.5, draft 7,1 m. A speed of about 30 knots. On Board artillery, torpedo and missile weapons. Aviation – helicopter Sikorsky SH-148.
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