Islamabad: The navies of Pakistan and the US held a joint drill within the North Arabian Sea, in keeping with Pakistan Navy.
The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) participated within the drills termed ‘Passage Train’. The US Navy ship obtained a heat and cordial welcome at Karachi port.
The in a single day go to of the ship included assembly with Commander of the Pakistan Fleet and dialogue on roles and responses throughout a selected emergency state of affairs.
The naval train included varied seamanship and warfare drills. “Total the go to of USS Monterey (CG-61) proved eventful and professionally rewarding for each the navies,” the official assertion learn. Pakistan Navy officers hoped that the go to will “additional strengthen relations between each the navies.”
Through the ship’s go to, US Embassy Chargé d’affaires Lesslie Viguerie additionally met the crew. “America and Pakistan militaries take pleasure in sturdy and enduring ties,” he stated.
Pakistan Navy and US Navy are working collectively to make sure a secure and safe maritime surroundings within the area. “By way of workers exchanges and joint workouts, we’re working collectively to guard the world’s most vital maritime routes, combatting piracy, and terrorism. Collectively, we may also help guarantee a extra peaceable, steady, and affluent South Asia,” Viguerie stated.
The Monterey’s go to, board, search and seizure (VBSS) workforce helped enhance bilateral maritime safety capabilities and interoperability between the naval consultants. “It’s vital that we proceed to work along with regional and coalition companions and reinforce our mutual dedication to maritime safety and stability,” stated Captain Joseph A Baggett, commanding officer of Monterey.
Pakistan Navy frequent maintain drills with pleasant international locations to contribute in the direction of security, safety and freedom of navigation at excessive seas. Pakistan Navy has additionally participated in Coalition Maritime Marketing campaign Plan since 2004 and is presently enterprise Regional Maritime Safety Patrols to make sure secure and safe seas for the frequent explanation for peace and stability within the area.