USS Essex Sails to the Arabian Gulf

first_img Authorities USS Essex Sails to the Arabian Gulf View post tag: Arabian Gulf Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Essex Sails to the Arabian Gulf Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: middle eastcenter_img View post tag: Naval The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Arabian Gulf Aug. 6.The Strait of Hormuz is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, and freedom of navigation is critical for all vessel movement in and out of the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, according to Master Chief Quartermaster Ryan F. Curylo, the ship’s leading quartermaster.While still in San Diego, Essex conducted basic and advanced phase training to ensure they were ready to conduct this transit.The Essex Amphibious Ready Group, and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.[mappress mapid=”16657″]Image: US Navy August 14, 2015 View post tag: USS Essex View post tag: News by topiclast_img

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