SPOTD – LNG Carrier Escorted by Combined Task Force 521

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released)

(May 21, 2013) – Combined Task Force 521 conducts convoy escort operations with a large natural gas tanker during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX). IMCMEX 13 includes navies from more than 40 countries and will exercise a wide spectrum of defensive operations designed to protect international commerce and trade.

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(May 19, 2013) – (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair/Released)

Lt. Bryan Wolfe, operations officer for CTF 521, speaks with the commanding officer of a large natural gas tanker, about plans for an upcoming mission during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX 13).