Black Sea

As Russia threatens ships in the Black Sea, a Romanian route provides a lifeline

After more than two weeks stuck in a Black Sea traffic jam of cargo ships waiting their turn to enter the Danube River delta to pick up Ukrainian grain, the Egyptian seamen finally reached solid ground last weekend and replenished their diminishing stock of fresh water and food.

Sea Mine Exploded near a Romanian Beach 25 kilometers from Bulgaria

A mine exploded in the Black Sea this morning. There were no casualties and no material damage, reported Agerpres, quoted by BTA. According to information in local media, a second sea mine was detected in the water.

The explosion occurred in the area of the quay in the Romanian Black Sea resort of Costinești between Mangalia and Constanța - about 25-30 km from the Bulgarian border.

Bulgaria’s Defense Minister: The Defense of the Black Sea is a Strategic Priority for NATO

"The defense of the Black Sea is a strategic priority for NATO, and the importance and responsibilities of the Bulgarian Navy are growing every day", Defense Minister Todor Tagarev said today in his address to the cadets of the 2023 "Vasil Levski" class of the Higher Naval School (VVMU) in Varna. At an official ceremony, they received their first officer epaulettes.

Russia says thwarted Ukraine attacks on Black Sea naval base; Crimea

Russia's defence ministry said early on Friday that it had thwarted overnight Ukrainian attacks on a naval base in the Black Sea and the Crimean peninsula.

"Tonight, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the use of two unmanned sea boats, attempted an attack on the Novorossiysk naval base of the Russian Armed Forces," the ministry said on Telegram.

There is No Longer any Danger of Pollution of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast from Nova Kakhovka

The Minister of Environment and Water, Yulian Popov assured that the topic of water purity on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast no longer has grounds to be raised in connection with the tragedy at the "Nova Kakhovka" dam in Ukraine, after its wall was blown up.