Last update 7/15/2011 7:00:00 PM (GMT+7)

3 US navy ships welcomed in Da Nang

VietNamNet Bridge - Three US navy ships including USS Chung-Hoon and USS Preble and USNS Safeguard were welcomed Friday morning by Vietnamese navy forces at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang central city for joint training, starting the seven-day friendly visit.

The activity aims at celebrating the 16th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

The two sides will hold exchanges involving navigation and damage control along with dive and salvage training. They will also participate in some community projects in Da Nang city.

Tom Carney, who is leading the naval exchange, told the press conference that the visit is designed to promote friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Tom Carney, who is leading the US naval exchange, shakes hands

with a delegate of Military Region 5 at Tien Sa Port

Tom Carney, commander of Task Force 73 and Logistics Group Western Pacific,

told reporters shortly after he landed at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang central city on the morning of July 15

Destroyer USS Chung-Hoon docks at Da Nang Bay on July 15.

Source: Tuoi Tre