Momsen left Everett Feb. 7 to support maritime security and enhance regional stability in the Indo-Pacific. Momsen has conducted independent operations in and around the South China Sea, participating in cooperative deployments building relationships with partner allies. These efforts included bilateral exercises focused on increasing interoperability with the Indian Navy’s guided-missile frigate INS Trishul (F 43).
Momsen made a historic port call in Goa, India on April 23. The planned stopover included a tour of the ship and a guided tour by Indian Navy officials as part of continued efforts to build partnerships and enhance cooperation between nations. The visit focused on aviation capabilities and the impact on long-standing relationships between nations.
In the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Momsen participated in Exercise Iron Defender 2022, an annual bilateral training event between U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and UAE forces. The exercise focused on maritime security operations, mine countermeasures and harbor defense. The event included a medical team embarkation, demonstrating onboard medicine capabilities for UAE officials, and a morale-building sporting event between the two nations.
While operating in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 counter-narcotics operations, Momsen worked in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, seizing 640 kilograms of methamphetamine worth $39 million. dollars on a fishing vessel while patrolling the international waters of the Gulf of Oman.
An integral part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Indo-Pacific and provides the realistic and relevant training needed to perfectly execute our Navy’s role across the full spectrum of military operations, fight in humanitarian aid and disaster relief. . The U.S. 3rd Fleet works with our allies and partners to advance freedom of navigation, the rule of law, and other principles that underpin the security of the Indo-Pacific region.
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