SHIPPING

U.S Naval Ship In Fiji To Provide Maritime Security And Stability

JACKSON Gold Crew Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Winslow, said the naval ship would help to enforce Pacific Island nations’ fishery laws through maritime law operations with the U.S. Coast Guard’s embarked Tactical Law Enforcement detachment.
15 Sep 2022 02:00
U.S Naval Ship In Fiji To Provide Maritime Security And Stability
United States Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ship USS JACKSON berthed at Port of Suva on September 13, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord

The United States Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ship USS JACKSON has made its first call to Port of Suva.

The naval ship is visiting Fiji during its Oceania Maritime Support Initiative (OMSI) mission to work alongside regional allied and partner navies.

 

Fiji Visit
JACKSON Gold Crew Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Winslow, said the naval ship would help to enforce Pacific Island nations’ fishery laws through maritime law operations with the U.S. Coast Guard’s embarked Tactical Law Enforcement detachment.

“JACKSON is excited to be in Fiji to build partnerships and engage with the local community.”

“On behalf of the entire crew, thank you for the warm welcome.”

 

While in Fiji, JACKSON crew will participate in community relations activities and sporting events, as well as hosting several regional personnel aboard their ship.

OMSI is a Secretary of Defense programme that leverages the Department of Defense assets transiting the region to improve maritime security and maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting regional stability and partnerships in Oceania.

 

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