U.S. Navy Frigate Runs Aground While Mooring in Turkey
The Mayport-based frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) is being inspected for damage after running aground on February 12th.
The incident occurred as Taylor was preparing to moor in Samsun, Turkey. Taylor was able to moor without further incident. There were no reported injuries, and the incident is currently under investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Taylor is currently supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the Black Sea to establish and enhance cooperation, mutual training and interoperability with regional partner nations and allies.
Taylor is currently on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. This is Taylor's final deployment as the ship is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2015.