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    U.S. transfers high endurance cutter to Vietnam coast guard

    Hamilton-class cutter transferred to Vietnam coast guard

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa McKenzie | Lt. Gen. Nguyen Quang Dam, commandant, Vietnam coast guard, and Rear Adm. Michael J....... read more read more

    HONOLULU , HI, UNITED STATES

    05.25.2017

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    U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii Pacific

    HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a high endurance cutter to the Vietnam coast guard during a ceremony in Honolulu, Thursday at 10 a.m.

    The ship, which will be renamed CSB 8020, is expected to improve the Vietnam coast guard’s maritime domain awareness, increase its capacity to perform maritime law enforcement operations, and conduct search and rescue and other humanitarian response operations.

    "This cutter provides a concrete and significant symbol of the U.S-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership," said U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael J. Haycock, assistant commandant for acquisition and chief acquisition officer. "The Coast Guard is honored to see this vessel continue to preserve global peace and prosperity as a part of the Vietnam coast guard."

    The CSB 8020 was transferred to the Vietnam coast guard from the U.S. Government through the Excess Defense Articles program. The EDA offers excess military equipment to U.S. partner and allied countries in support of their military and security modernization efforts.

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    Date Taken: 05.25.2017
    Date Posted: 05.26.2017 00:16
    Story ID: 235394
    Location: HONOLULU , HI, US 

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