Thursday, July 18, 2013

Two Amphibious Assault Ships 'Parked Off of Egypt'

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) sail in formation during a simulated straits transit. San Antonio and Kearsarge are participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the East Coast of the United States in preparation for an upcoming deployment this spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Abraham Essenmacher)

By Stars and Stripes| by Megan McCloskey

WASHINGTON -- As political unrest continues in post-coup Egypt, two amphibious assault ships have moved to the coast there, the commandant of the Marine Corps said Thursday.

The USS Kearsarge and the USS San Antonio “moved up into the Red Sea and parked off of Egypt,” a couple of nights ago, “because we don’t know what’s going to happen,” Gen. James Amos said.

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