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USNS Brunswick Arrives in Bitung

USNS Brunswick Arrives in Bitung

Story by PO1 Gregory Johnson on 01/17/2019

The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrived in Bitung, Indonesia, Jan. 14 for a scheduled port visit.

The ship’s crew hosted a number of ship tours and participated in various community events throughout the port visit.

“We’re very much looking forward to experiencing the local culture and getting to meet the people here in north Sulawesi,” said civilian mariner Capt. Adam Streeper, ship’s master for USNS Brunswick. Upon arrival, the ship’s crew met with members of the Indonesian Navy’s Main Naval Base VIII and enjoyed cultural performances by a local Minahasa dance troupe and elementary school students from Bitung.

During the ship’s visit, distinguished guests had the opportunity to tour Brunswick, to include Steven O. E. Kandouw, deputy governor of North Sulawesi, Maximiliaan Jonas Lomban, Mayor of Bitung and First Admiral Gig Jonias Mozes Sipasulta, Main Naval Base Commander VIII, Manado.

Kandouw thanked Streeper for the opportunity to visit the ship and said he views the port visit as a symbol of U.S. commitment to Indonesia.

Brunswick is the sixth Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport, currently in service with the MSC and is the fourth ship in naval service named after Brunswick, Georgia.

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