Philippine Sea pulled into Bahrain on Feb. 26, in order to provide rapid testing capability and facilities to isolate personnel who tested positive and their close contacts.
The port visit and medical support were coordinated with the host nation government and Bahrain Ministry of Health.
“The strength, commitment, and resilience of this crew remain the key to Philippine Sea’s success and we’re once again ready to support any and all operational tasking,” he added.
While in port, more than half of the ships’ crew received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine and have been allotted the second vaccine. All personnel have been encouraged to get vaccinated.
Philippine Sea has been deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations.
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