Partnership of the Americas Conducts PASSEX with Spanish

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Partnership of the Americas (POA) Task Group 40.0 conducted Passing Exercises 21 with the Spanish Frigate Santa Maria (F 81) while underway during POA 2007. The PASSEX contributed to improved working relationships between the two navies and served as a foundation for increasing responsiveness and promoting regional security initiatives. Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Miluska Salazar, watchstander, had a brief conversation with a Spanish sailor from the Santa Maria while the ships were close together. “It was very exciting because he was waving at his friends and telling me about life on his ship while we conducted the PASSEX,” said Salazar. “I was lucky to be communicating with him face to face while our respective ships talked over the radio.” During the actual exercises, the ships demonstrated seamanship evolutions, conducted coordinated tactical maneuvering and communications exercises in preparation for any possible real-life maritime scenarios. “The PASSEX was a great opportunity to prepare for the upcoming UNITAS Atlantic exercise in May -- hosted by Argentina -- in which the Santa Maria and all the task group ships will participate,” said Capt. Randy Snyder, commander, Destroyer Squadron 40 and task group commander. Chief Quartermaster (SW) James Weisberg, officer of the deck during many of the evolutions, was impressed with how smooth the operation went. “Everything from internal and external communications, the distance and speed of the ships and flight operations went exceptionally well,” said Weisberg. “It is always a pleasure to work with foreign navies -- everyone involved comes together to achieve a common goal and when you have bright and talented individuals working on both sides, the end result is always a success.” POA Task Group 40.0 is made up of USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), guided missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), guided missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), and Chilean frigate CS Almirante Lattore (FFG 14). POA 2007 is a deployment focused on enhancing cooperative partnerships with regional maritime services throughout Latin America, South America and the Caribbean through a variety of exercises and events at sea and on shore.

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Damien Horvath, Destroyer Squadron 40 Public Affairs

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Port of Galveston to Repair Public Pier

Galveston Wharves’ board of trustees today unanimously approved a project to repair pilings and pier deck in the Pier 19 area of the port. The board awarded the contract,

NASSCO Cuts Steel on APT "ECO Tanker"

General Dynamics NASSCO started construction of another ship in its commercial shipbuilding backlog, starting construction of a second “ECO” tanker to be built

Multraship Buys Three More Tugboats from Damen

Multraship and Damen Shipyards Group agreed on three new ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) Tugs, all for delivery to Multraship in 2015. After delivery in Vietnam, scheduled

Navy

NRL Researchers Demo Ship-to-Shore Data Link

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) along with Mercury Continuity (MC) have demonstrated the Tactical Reachback Extended Communications (TREC) system in the port of Miami.

NASSCO Opens Bremerton Repair Facility

General Dynamics NASSCO celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Bremerton, Wash., yesterday. The facility will support the company’s recently-awarded contract to repair and maintain U.

NASSCO Opens New Facility for Naval Repair

General Dynamics NASSCO opened a new location yesterday in Bremerton, Wash. to support the company’s recently-awarded contract to repair and maintain U.S. Navy

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1898 sec (5 req/sec)