US-Cambodia: Joint naval exercises to begin off Sihanoukville.

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US-Cambodia: Joint naval exercises to begin off Sihanoukville.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:24 am

US, Cambodia to Launch Military Exercise
By Prashanth Parameswaran
October 29, 2016
The U.S. and Cambodian navies will conduct joint military exercises next week, a Cambodian official confirmed October 26.

According to Mey Dina, commander and chief of staff of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ Navy, the two countries would launch the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise on November 2...

This year, the drill, Dina said, would include live-fire exercises using Cambodian vessels and cover counterterrorism, hostage rescue, natural disaster response, medical treatment and ship maintenance. It would also involve crew from the U.S. naval ship Millinocket, which he said was due to dock at Sihanoukville on October 30...
http://thediplomat.com/2016/10/us-cambo ... -exercise/
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Post by rozzieoz » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:08 am

The Aussie navy is in town as well, Victory Hill will be on red alert lol.
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Post by Luigi » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:49 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Mill ... _(T-EPF-3)

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Post by Sailorman » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:50 am

Wow! I would love to see the USS Millinocket at speed (43 knots, 49mph) I don't much care for the Military Sealift Command though. I was going to take a 90 day job on one of their ships until I talked to guys who had worked for them. I was on a 880ft bomb ship though for 90 days that was a civilian part of the MSC and the MSC officials were cheap and the food stores they supplied to the ship was second rate. We were rebuilding the ships main propulsion (boilers) on an island in the Indian ocean and depended on our diesel auxiliary power plant for power and aircon (100 degrees outside everyday) MSC forgot to send a small ship to us with diesel fuel oil and we had no power and this on a 800ft bomb ship with containers full of bomb fuses that needed to be refrigerated in the 100 degree heat. No, don't think much of MSC.

The OZ navy? They were let into town after last time?
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Post by IraHayes » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:13 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:This year, the drill, Dina said, would include live-fire exercises using Cambodian vessels ...
As what?.... targets?
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Post by Username Taken » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:18 pm

Paratroopers for targets maybe.
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Post by Luigi » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:16 pm

Sailorman wrote:Wow! I would love to see the USS Millinocket at speed (43 knots, 49mph) I don't much care for the Military Sealift Command though. I was going to take a 90 day job on one of their ships until I talked to guys who had worked for them. I was on a 880ft bomb ship though for 90 days that was a civilian part of the MSC and the MSC officials were cheap and the food stores they supplied to the ship was second rate. We were rebuilding the ships main propulsion (boilers) on an island in the Indian ocean and depended on our diesel auxiliary power plant for power and aircon (100 degrees outside everyday) MSC forgot to send a small ship to us with diesel fuel oil and we had no power and this on a 800ft bomb ship with containers full of bomb fuses that needed to be refrigerated in the 100 degree heat. No, don't think much of MSC.

The OZ navy? They were let into town after last time?
They will not be using the Millinocket during these exercises. Shame.
Did not see any obviously OZ Navy on the hill Sat. Nite.
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Post by rozzieoz » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:28 pm

We saw some of the Aus guys and girls on Friday at the beach


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Post by Sailorman » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:25 pm

According to the internet, the Millinocket is being used as a platform for experiments with a "rail gun."
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Post by Luigi » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:00 pm

Sailorman wrote:According to the internet, the Millinocket is being used as a platform for experiments with a "rail gun."
Are you inferring they will pop that bad boy off while here in Cambodia as part of exercises?
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