This is coolbert:
Freedom of the seas is not so 100 % absolutely free!!
Within the context of the recent alleged incident involving the American naval vessel USS Donald Cook this voyage should be most interesting.
"US Missile Destroyer USS Cole Heading to Black Sea"
"The US guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67) is set to enter the Black Sea on Sunday with the declared purpose of promoting peace and stability in the region."
Entering the Black Sea thought that narrow passage historically referred to at various points in history as the: "Hellespont, Dardanelles, Bosporus."
Consider also that international treaty regarding the presence of naval vessels in the Black Sea,.
"All warships from countries without a coast on the Black Sea operate under the 1936 Montreux Convention: Regarding the Regime of the Straits. Montreux rules call for foreign warships to depart the Black Sea after 21 days."
All warships entering and exiting the Black Sea undoubtedly being closely observed, that passage right through the middle of Istanbul and easily monitored. Count the days!
That USS Cole nearly sunk by the putt-putt boat attack but now performing yeoman duty.