USS Carney departs Alexandria, Egypt
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Alexandria, Egypt, Jan. 17, 2018, after a port visit that enhanced relationships between the Egyptian Navy and the U.S. Navy.
Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, is on its fourth patrol in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in the region.
“It’s an honor to be the first U.S. Navy warship since 2009 to visit Alexandria, Egypt” said Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer of the Carney. “It was an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with one another and the visit paves the way for future visits and future navy-to-navy exercises.”
While in Alexandria, Carney’s crew hosted a reception for Egyptian and regional U.S. leaders whose principal guests included Egyptian navy Rear Adm. Ehab Mohamaed Sobhy, commander of Alexandria Naval Base and the U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Dorothy Shea.
Additionally, thirteen Sailors from Carney’s crew participated in a friendly soccer match with Egyptian Sailors increasing comradery and overall relations through sportsmanship.