Mar 18, Colombo: The US Navy Ship Fall River belonging to the US Pacific Command arrived at the Port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka on 07th March to take part in Pacific Partnership 17 bid farewell to Sri Lanka today and set sail for its next destination.
The USNS Fall River is the mission platform for Pacific Partnership 17, a multilateral mission that helps regional nations to improve their disaster response preparedness and capacities while enhancing partnerships throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
The 12th assignment of Pacific Partnership made its initial mission stop in Hambantota, Sri Lanka on March 7, with the arrival of Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport USNS Fall River carrying military and non-government personnel from the United States, Australia, and Japan, onboard.
During the last two weeks in Hambantota, the Pacific Partnership personnel worked side-by-side with Sri Lanka Navy and a number of local professionals; taking part in civil engineering projects, conducting Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief readiness drills and partnering in community engagements.
On completion of these procession of social responsibility and community development projects conducted centered in the Southern Province, USNS Fall River was again boarded by the mission personnel from the Pacific Partnership and the ship set sail for her next ports of call in Malaysia and Vietnam on Saturday.