USS Coronado departs US 7th Fleet area of operations

first_img USS Coronado departs US 7th Fleet area of operations View post tag: USS Coronado Share this article View post tag: US Navy Authorities November 21, 2017center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Coronado departs US 7th Fleet area of operations View post tag: LCS View post tag: US 7th Fleet US Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility on November 21, after spending nearly 14 months in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.During the rotational deployment, the ship and crew operated with navies of 16 partner nations, participated in 11 multilateral and bilateral exercises, and made 10 strategic port visits across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.Coronado visited Puerto Princesa, Philippines, Guam, and Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands while transiting out of the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility and is currently in transit to her homeport in San Diego.“The rotational deployment of USS Coronado demonstrated the relevance of LCS as a platform tailor made for the dynamic and congested sea lanes, straits and archipelagos of South and Southeast Asia, providing flexible options and tactical advantages,” said Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, commander, Task Force 73. “We made tremendous strides in a challenging, forward deployed environment and the team is already applying lessons learned to future deployments in 2018. The Navy remains committed to the rotational deployment of LCS to the Indo-Asia-Pacific and views the LCS as a pillar of future U.S. maritime presence in Southeast Asia.”Coronado achieved many operational milestones for the LCS program to include coordinated counterpiracy operations with the Philippine Navy in the Sulu Sea and inaugural port visits to Cam Ranh, Vietnam and Lumut, Malaysia where the ship and crew deepened maritime partnerships. While operating alongside the Republic of Singapore Navy during exercise Pacific Griffin near Guam, Coronado fired a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile and successfully struck a target beyond visual range. The ship also contributed to regional maritime security through routine presence operations in the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Andaman Sea, and the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.There were also opportunities to improve scheduled and expeditionary maintenance for a deployed LCS. The ship’s maintainers reduced the average repair time while deployed from 15 to 4 days, increasing the availability and readiness of Coronado to operate across the region. Coronado also conducted expeditionary maintenance availabilities in locations outside Singapore to include Cam Ranh, Vietnam, Guam, and Lumut, Malaysia.last_img read more

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Costa Rica’s Coast Guard Makes Large Cocaine Seizure

first_imgThe Coast Guard stopped the boat, which had an Ecuadorean flag hand painted on its side, in an area of international waters that’s commonly used by narco-traffickers to transport drugs between Panama and Costa Rica. Coast Guard agents confiscated the cocaine, which was wrapped in eight bags, and transported it to the Prosecutor’s Office in Province of Puntarenas. The country disbanded its Army in 1948, leaving the Coast Guard responsible for protecting Costa Rican waters. The Central American nation is a key transshipment point for international drug traffickers who transport cocaine from South America into Mexico, the United States, Canada and Europe. About 80 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States is trafficked through Mexico and Central America, the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board stated in its 2014 Report. Costa Rica made important strides in its counter-narcotics fight in 2014, seizing more than 26 metric tons of cocaine – a record amount for one year and up from 21.8 metric tons seized in 2013. During the year Costa Rican law enforcement authorities confiscated $13 million (USD) from narco-traffickers and broke up 124 national and international criminal organizations. Costa Rica’s Coast Guard recently arrested three Colombians in connection with the seizure of between 200 and 300 kilograms the suspects allegedly hid on a boat in the Pacific Ocean. The Coast Guard stopped the boat, which had an Ecuadorean flag hand painted on its side, in an area of international waters that’s commonly used by narco-traffickers to transport drugs between Panama and Costa Rica. Coast Guard agents confiscated the cocaine, which was wrapped in eight bags, and transported it to the Prosecutor’s Office in Province of Puntarenas. Costa Rica’s Coast Guard recently arrested three Colombians in connection with the seizure of between 200 and 300 kilograms the suspects allegedly hid on a boat in the Pacific Ocean. By Dialogo April 09, 2015 The country disbanded its Army in 1948, leaving the Coast Guard responsible for protecting Costa Rican waters. The Central American nation is a key transshipment point for international drug traffickers who transport cocaine from South America into Mexico, the United States, Canada and Europe. About 80 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States is trafficked through Mexico and Central America, the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board stated in its 2014 Report. Costa Rica made important strides in its counter-narcotics fight in 2014, seizing more than 26 metric tons of cocaine – a record amount for one year and up from 21.8 metric tons seized in 2013. During the year Costa Rican law enforcement authorities confiscated $13 million (USD) from narco-traffickers and broke up 124 national and international criminal organizations.last_img read more

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Social Media Haters Label White Dog Ivanka Trump Gave Her Daughter “Racist”

first_img“Meet Winter, Arabella’s birthday dream come true and the newest member of the Kushner family!” Trump tweeted of the all-white, blue-eyed pup. Twitter users have accused her of preferring whiteness, like her father President Donald Trump has been accused. Some have mocked the dog’s appearance, the fact Trump didn’t go to a shelter, and that the timing, when juxtaposed to the immigration crisis, was not the best. President Trump is the first President to enter the White House without a pet. He doesn’t prefer dogs.This dog is known as a “Pomsky.” which likes to be the center of attention, and with its adorable looks and playful antics, it often gets the adoration it craves.Their unfortunate start as a designer breed mixed between Siberian Husky and Pomeranian parents hasn’t stopped them from earning popularity with dog lovers. The President’s daughter got a new dog for her 8-year-old daughter’s birthday and apparently it is a three pronged faux pas (paw).First the color is wrong, it is white, then it has pale blue eyes not thirdly, it is not from the pound.Ivanka Trump posted a photo of the new dog she got her daughter, Arabella, for her eighth birthday, prompting some liberals on Twitter to have a complete meltdown.Meet Winter, Arabella’s birthday dream come true and the newest member of the Kushner family! pic.twitter.com/Y1cHTvnBGm— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 21, 2019last_img read more

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