Friday, 10 July 2009

Breeze Day 2

Exercise Breeze continued today as we participated in several events. Most exercise are scenario driven, and Breeze is no exception. It is based on a Crisis Response Operation in a fictitious island in which US and Bulgarian forces, in addition to other nations, are involved. Having this type of backdrop to all the events we are conducting helps to keep things in perspective.

One exciting event we conducted yesterday evening was a towing approach. Towing is not something we do very often for real, but it is a skill that all Navies practice, just in case a situation arises that calls for towing a disabled vessel. We first practiced approaching the Bulgarian Frigate and then they approached us. As you can see from the pictures this involves some close quarters maneuvering.