Sat, October 20 2012 00:09
Selat Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) – The United States warship, USS Green Bay (LPD-20), is making a four-day stop here as part of its sailing mission in the South East Asian region.
“We are here from Thursday to Sunday (Oct.18-21) after visiting Hawaii and Timor Leste,” the ship`s field commander, Lt. Robinson, told the press here on Friday.
The heavy equipment transport ship conducted its sailing mission from its home base in San Diego, California.
The warship weighing 28,000 tons with 208.5 meters long and 39 meters wide also carried tanks, and 1,000 Navy personnel, he said.
“This ship never takes part in a war but in exercises instead such as the combat equipment landing in several parts of the world,” Robinson said.
Meanwhile, the ship`s captain Col.Putnam Browne said that the warship was making a stop in Bali at the request of the ship`s personnel. (B003/S012)
Editor: B Kunto Wibisono