U.S - Bangladesh Joint naval exercises.

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    Chittagong, Sept 18 (UNB) - Bangladesh and US Navies began an eight-day maritime safety and security exercises on Sunday under the first-ever Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2011.

    The event began at a ceremony at BNS Issa Khan in Chittagong, marking Bangladesh’s first-ever participation in the 17 year-old CARAT exercise series, which the US Navy conducts with the navies of seven other Southeast Asian nations.

    The CARAT participants now include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, said a US Embassy press release in Dhaka on Sunday.

    There are four US Navy ships and around 500 US personnel participating in the exercises. The ships include the guided missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100); the frigate USS Ford (FFG 54); mine countermeasures ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) and the dive and salvage rescue ship USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50).

    CARAT Bangladesh combines training events ashore and at sea, with shore events focused on dive training, riverine warfare, ship-boarding training and medical and community service projects.

    The training events at sea will occur between US and Bangladesh Navy ships, and that include helicopter operations, shipboard communications and maneuvering drills, surface gunnery exercises and tactical free-play events.


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