US Navy submarine support ship reaches Visakhapatnam on goodwill visit

Indian Navy
United States Navy Submarine Support Ship

New Delhi (NVI) USS Emory S Land (AS-39), a United States Navy Submarine Support Ship docked at Visakhapatnam on a two-day goodwill visit to Eastern Naval Command (ENC).

The ship, which arrived on October 14 was given a traditional welcome with Navy Band in attendance, a Defence Ministry statement said.

The ship is commanded by Captain Michael Luckett who has been deployed in support of submarine missions across the world.

During the ship’s stay, professional interaction in the form of Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEE) and cross visits are planned for exchange of knowledge and sharing best practices among the personnel from both the Navies.

Officials from the US Embassy and US Consulate are expected to join the two-day programme and have official interactions with Naval and civil dignitaries. Informal engagements during social functions are also planned in addition to official calls on senior officers of ENC.

 

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