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Another US ship arrives

By: - Reporter / @TarraINQ
/ 07:22 AM March 22, 2014

USS New Orleans (LPD 18) . US Embassy photo

MANILA, Philippines—An American transport dock ship is set to drop anchor in Manila on Saturday, the second to arrive this week for a routine port call.

The United States Embassy in Manila said on Friday that USS New Orleans, an assault ship that transports Marines and their equipment to their areas of assignment, will arrive Saturday with 360 sailors and about 750 embarked Marines from the California-based 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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The port call “highlights the strong historic, community, and military connections between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines,” the US Embassy said in a statement.

“This visit will allow the ship to replenish supplies as well as give the crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation,” said the embassy.

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