HSV Swift visits Nuoakchott, Mauritania

High-Speed Vessel 2 Swift (HSV 2) pulled into Nuoakchott, Mauritania yesterday, to conduct a series of military-to-military interactions and theatre security cooperation engagements.
While in port, the commander and crew of the Swift will host tours and receptions aboard the vessel as well as participate in meetings designed to further the maritime relationship between both nations’ navies. The US ambassador to Mauritania, Mark Boulware will also co-host a reception on Swift.
“This port visit is a further step towards our mutual cooperation and interaction,” said Captain Martin Beck, commander, Task Force 368.
“It’s been over a year since our last interaction [small training team] with the Mauritanian Navy, and we are excited to be back and working together again.”

Swift, a high speed vessel with a hybrid crew of US Navy sailors and civilian mariners is homeported in Naval Station Ingleside, Texas, and Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va and is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in the area.

Pic: HSV 2 Swift