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COOPERATION AFLOAT READINESS AND TRAINING ( C.A.R.A.T ) 2017 USNS Millinocket

Posted : Jul 04, 2019

United States Marines Corps (USMC) soldiers arrived at Tanjung Wangi harbour, Banyuwangi by riding USNS Millinocket. Their arrival were purposed for joint war exercises at Battle Training Center (Puslapir) Marine Corps Baluran, Karangtekok, Situbondo, East Java.

USNS Millinocket-3 is one of the support vessels owned by the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport type made by Austal, USA in 2012. The ship is 103 m long and 28.5 m wide, cruise speed 43 knots (80 km / h; 49 mph).

This transport vessel is designed to be able to adapt to various types of docks, especially in docks in developing countries that have shallow drafts below 4,5 meters. This is certainly very useful in the mission of unloading combat devices to the mainland.