US naval vessels docked at Tien Sa Port, central Da Nang city on April 21, starting naval exchange activities with the Vietnam People’s Navy.

The five-day collaboration will focus on non-combatant and skill exchanges in navigation and maintenance.
As planned, professional exchanges will be conducted in the fields of heath, humanitarian assistance, natural disaster relief as well as dive training, salvage and underwater medicine. Ship tours, concerts, community relations events, and bilateral sporting events will also get underway. These activities underscore the closer ties between the US and Vietnam.

During their stay, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific Rear Admiral Tom Carney; Commander, Maritime Staff Element Captain Paul Schlise; and the Captains of USS Chung-Hoon and USNS Salvor will pay a courtesy call to leaders of the municipal People’s Committee and Naval Zone 3.

The vessels, accompanied by sailors, maritime staff, medical trainers, a mobile diving and salvage detachment, and the seventh Fleet Band Orient Express, will leave the city on April 25.-VNA