The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a port visit, Oct. 18.
This port visit serves to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships with East African nations like Seychelles in order to enhance regional stability.
Bainbridge recently visited Seychelles in late August.
“Bainbridge looks forward to another opportunity experience the rich history and culture of Seychelles. The crew has worked extremely hard over these past few months and deserves some much needed rest and relaxation,” said Cmdr. David J. Pearson, Bainbridge commanding officer. “It also lends a chance for us to continue U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa’s effort to build global maritime partnerships with African nations in order to improve maritime safety and security for all nations.”
Bainbridge, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is currently on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the Naval Forces Europe-Africa Area of Responsibility.
Press Release, October 21, 2013