Croatian, US Officials Visit High-Speed Vessel Swift

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Croatian, US Officials Visit High-Speed Vessel Swift View post tag: US View post tag: Visit View post tag: officials A senior Croatian defense official was joined by a U.S. congressional delegation for a visit to the high-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) at Lora Naval Base in Split, Croatia, April 4.Dr. Dragan Lozancic, the assistant minister of defense for the republic of Croatia, toured Swift with U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, U.S. Ambassador to Croatia James Foley and the Croatian Chief of Naval Operations, Rear Adm. Ante Urlic.During remarks to the Croatian media, Foley stressed the importance of the American-Croatian partnership.“Croatia is about to join the European Union,” said Foley, “And while this will present new opportunities, it will also present new challenges of a security nature, and it’s through this partnership that we meet those challenges together.”Begich also spoke about the importance of partnership. “It was a great honor to visit the crew of the Swift and their Croatian partners today,” said Begich. “Both play a vital role in the important partnership shared by our nations. I’ll be reporting back to my fellow senators in Washington that our alliance with Croatia is paying dividends for both countries.”While on board the group met with the combined crew of Sailors and civilian mariners, and observed a non-lethal weapon demonstration by members of the U.S. Marine Corps Black Sea Rotational Force.The crew was proud to showcase their mission to the distinguished visitors.“The visit was an important part of our theater security cooperation mission, here in 6th Fleet,” said Lt. Cmdr. Charles Eaton, the officer-in-charge of HSV 2. “We are very proud to continue strengthening the important partnership between Croatia and the U.S. Navy.” Begich was in Croatia to attend an economic forum and conduct official discussions with key leaders regarding issues affecting bilateral and regional relationshipsSwift, homeported out of Norfolk, Va., is a U.S. Military Sealift Command-chartered high-speed vessel, and is currently deployed to the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of theater security cooperation efforts.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 06, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Croatian Croatian, US Officials Visit High-Speed Vessel Swift View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Swift View post tag: Navy View post tag: High View post tag: speed View post tag: vessel April 6, 2012 Training & Educationlast_img

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