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PORT GENTILE, Gabon (January 11, 2008) - Gabonese Navy Chief Petty Officer Ekounda Brice practices tying knots, an age-old seamanship skill, with U.S. Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Tracy Bivins. The Gabonese Sailors were taking part in training with Africa Partnership Station (APS) to enhance their regional and maritime safety and security aboard the Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). As part of the Navy's new cooperative maritime strategy, APS is a multinational effort to bring the latest training and techniques to maritime professionals in nine West and Central African countries, to address common threats of illegal fishing, smuggling, and human trafficking. In addition to maritime training, APS is performing humanitarian projects in the region.
PORT GENTILE, Gabon (January 11, 2008) - Gabonese Navy Chief Petty Officer Ekounda Brice practices tying knots, an age-old seamanship skill, with U.S. Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Tracy Bivins. The Gabonese Sailors were taking part in training with Africa Partnership Station (APS) to enhance their regional and maritime safety and security aboard the Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). As part of the Navy's new cooperative maritime strategy, APS is a multinational effort to bring the latest training and techniques to maritime professionals in nine West and Central African countries, to address common threats of illegal fishing, smuggling, and human trafficking. In addition to maritime training, APS is performing humanitarian projects in the region.
PORT GENTILE, Gabon (January 11, 2008) - Gabonese Navy Chief Petty Officer Ekounda Brice practices tying knots, an age-old seamanship skill, with U.S. Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Tracy Bivins. The Gabonese Sailors were taking part in training with Africa Partnership Station (APS) to enhance their regional and maritime safety and security aboard the Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). As part of the Navy's new cooperative maritime strategy, APS is a multinational effort to bring the latest training and techniques to maritime professionals in nine West and Central African countries, to address common threats of illegal fishing, smuggling, and human trafficking. In addition to maritime training, APS is performing humanitarian projects in the region.
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