USS Green Bay Departs Port Moresby After APEC

November 19, 2018 – USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departed Port Moresby, Nov. 19, after supporting security efforts during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Green Bay, with embarked Marine Light Attack Helicopter “Vengeance” Squadron (HMLA) 469, arrived in Port Moresby on Nov. 13 in support of APEC. “The Navy-Marine Corps team on Green Bay has done a superb job here in Port Moresby,” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet. “They can take great pride in the vibrant support they gave to the security effort for…

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Green Bay Arrives in Port Moresby

November 13, 2018 – USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrived in Port Moresby today marking second time a U.S. ship has visited Papua New Guinea in two months. The ship is in Port Moresby to provide security and support the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference to be held Nov. 17-18. Guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) was the last ship to visit Port Moresby, on Oct. 6, following visits by Under Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Thomas Modly, in September and Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral Phil…

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Australian Navy Arrives in Port Moresby for APEC 2018

November 2, 2018 – The Royal Australian Navy Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Adelaide, and Armidale Class Patrol Boats, HMA Ships Larrakia and Glenelg, will start arriving in Port Moresby from this weekend to support Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) security agencies to deliver a safe and secure APEC. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said Australia was providing maritime security support as part of a broader package of security support for APEC. “The safety and security of the maritime environment surrounding Port Moresby will be critical during Leaders’ Week.…

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U.S. Coast Guard forces to provide maritime security for Economic Leader’s Summit in Papua New Guinea

October 31, 2018 – U.S. Coast Guard service members are scheduled to provide port security for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Summit Nov. 12-18 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The deployment of Coast Guard personnel comes after U.S. Ambassador to PNG Catherine Ebert-Gray and PNG Police Commissioner Gary Baki signed a first-of-its-kind memorandum of understanding last week authorizing the Coast Guard to enforce security zones near Port Moresby during the summit. Leaders and senior officials from 21 member nations are scheduled to attend the summit, including…

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USS Michael Murphy Visits Papua New Guinea Ahead of APEC 2018

October 7, 2018 – USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Oct. 6. As the first U.S. Navy ship to visit Port Moresby since USS Comstock (LSD 45) in 2017, Michael Murphy arrives as the nation prepares to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit for the first time in Nov. 2018. Port visits like this strengthen the U.S. Navy’s relationship with the maritime forces of Papua New Guinea. The port visit also follows Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly’s recent trip to…

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