June 25 2012
Four U.S. Navy minehunting ships are newly arrived in Bahrain, reports the Navy NewsStand.
The ships, which arrived Saturday, will support regional 5th Fleet operations.
According to a service statement, the Avenger-class mine warfare vessels were transported from San Diego aboard the M/V Tern in response to a request from the U.S. Central Command.
The Sentry, Devastator, Pioneer and Warrior are slated for a seven-month deployment with rotational crews.
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