05:46 GMT23 April 2021
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    The US 6th Fleet command and control ship Mount Whitney returned to deployment in the Baltic Sea after a scheduled port visit in Gdynia, Poland, the US Navy said in a press release on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Mount Whitney is one of two seaborne US Navy joint command platforms and is forward deployed to Gaeta, Italy.

    "Mount Whitney’s presence in the Baltic Sea is a demonstration of our continued commitment to the collective security of NATO under Operation Atlantic Resolve," the press release stated.

    The ship operates with a combined crew of US Navy and civil service mariners. The military personnel support communications, weapons systems and security missions.

    The US 6th Fleet, based in Italy, conducts operations with allied, joint and interagency partners to advance US interests in Europe and Africa, according to the US Navy.


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