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USNS Carson City Arrives in Constanta, Romania

August 25, 2018 at 6:42 AM UTC
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

The Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) arrived in Constanta, Romania, Aug. 24, 2018.

The ship recently concluded transport operations for the U.S. Army’s Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, shuttling Soldiers and equipment from Poti, Georgia, to Constanta.

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“Transport operations for the U.S. Army unit went as smoothly as anyone could ask for. The Soldiers and Carson City crew members worked together to ensure cargo loading and discharge operations were competed without incident. Their hard work paid off as all Soldiers and equipment made it to Constanta safely and efficiently. The crew of Carson City is looking forward to a well-earned port visit in the beautiful country of Romania.” 

- Civil Service Mariner Jonathan Keffer, civilian master of Carson City

 

Quick Facts: 
This will be Carson City’s first official port visit in the Black Sea after making brief cargo stops in Poti, Georgia and Constanta earlier in the week to receive and drop off U.S. Army Soldiers and their equipment.
Carson City entered the Black Sea Aug. 15.
Carson City is a 338-foot-long aluminum catamaran, complete with a 20,000-square-foot reconfigureable mission bay area.
All EPFs are designed to transport 600 short tons of military cargo 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
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