USS Monterey Conducts Exercise With Albanian Navy

Story Number: NNS130429-08Release Date: 4/29/2013 11:24:00 AM

By Mass Communication specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho, USS Monterey Public Affairs

PORTO PALERMO, Albania (NNS) -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) conducted exercises with the Albanian navy in Porto Palermo, Albania, April 28.

The exercise is part of a continuing effort between the U.S. and Albania to improve Albanian maritime surveillance capabilities.

"The purpose of our exercise is to provide the Albanian authorities a chance to exercise their coastal surveillance and response capabilities," said Capt. Thomas Kiss, the Monterey's commanding officer.

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