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Routine Port Visit By USS William P. Lawrence

  The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) arrived in Suva last week for a routine port visit. The ship and crew of more than 300 departed San
17 Feb 2016 08:30
Routine Port Visit By USS William P. Lawrence

 

The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) arrived in Suva last week for a routine port visit.

The ship and crew of more than 300 departed San Diego, USA, on January 15. They collaborated with the US Embassy Suva to conduct goodwill activities in Fiji with partner organisations as well as Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) activities in the Western Pacific Ocean.

Last Thursday, US Ambassador Judith Cefkin joined President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote on a guided tour on board the U.S.S William P. Lawrence, which was docked at the Port of Suva. According to the US Embassy in Suva, the visit of the USS William P. Lawrence is a testament to US strong military relations with Fiji and the region.

Officers from the USS William P. Lawrence also visited the Fiji Naval base in Togalevu.

During the visit, the Captain of the USS William P. Lawrence, Commander Walter C. Mainor, addressed a class of cadets from the Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA) undertaking a course of instruction at the naval installation.

Commissioned on June 4, 2011, William P. Lawrence is named after Vice-Admiral William P. Lawrence, a highly decorated naval aviator, former Vietnam prisoner of war, and former commander of U.S 3rd Fleet.

 



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