29 Nov '17, 2pm

#USSVellaGulf visits Agadir, Morocco

PORT OF AGADIR, Morocco (NNS) -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Agadir, Morocco, Nov. 28., for a scheduled port visit. The visit serves to enhance U.S.-Morocco relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability. The ship's presence in the North Atlantic is a demonstration of our continued commitment to regional security. "Our crew is really excited for our visit to Morocco; most Sailors joined the Navy to see the world and very few of them have ever been to Agadir or anywhere else in Africa," said Capt. Rob Thompson, commanding officer of Vella Gulf. "There is a longstanding history of friendship and cooperation between our two countries and we look forward to building on that relationship during our time here." Events planned for the visit include tours of the ship for locals, and an off...

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