A mine trawling group of ships from two NATO countries has begun trawling the Black Sea along the route of the new Ukrainian sea corridor. This was reported on Facebook by Andriy Klymenko, head of the monitoring group of the Black Sea Institute for Strategic Studies.
According to Klymenko, a group of ships from the Bulgarian and Romanian navies began trawling (searching for and clearing sea mines) along the Bulgarian coast.
According to him, the decision to start trawling was made on October 12, 2023, at a meeting in the Ramstein format in Brussels, and on October 16, the ships already went to sea.
The mine search operation is not limited to the territorial waters (12-mile zone) of Bulgaria, but extends to the adjacent waters, which are used by bulk carriers of the new Ukrainian grain corridor.
According to the monitoring group and BlackSeaNews, seven ships (one Romanian and 6 Bulgarian) are involved in the operation.