Sunday, November 4, 2007

1,800 U.S. Marines on USS Essex to visit Cambodia in late November

1,800 U.S. Marines on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship is to visit Sihanoukville's port in late November according to Cambodia's press.

The USS Essex, one of the largest class of amphibious warfare ships in the United States fleet, will dock in Sihanoukville in late November with 1,800 U.S. marines on board.

"They will help with health programs and engineering projects -repairing schools and bridges," Jeff Daigle, spokesman for the U.S. Embassy was quoted by newspaper the Phnom Penh Post as saying.

The USS Essex, 844 feet long, is based in Japan and will stay in Cambodia from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2.

See also
Cambodian Security and American Oil Interests

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