Good Morning, Fans! Our coverage of the #USCG at #RIMPAC continues with this one from #MSST San Diego. PACIFIC OCEAN (July 12, 2016) A member of Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego stands safety watch aboard a 45-foot response boat-medium from Station Honolulu while participating in an exercise with French navy Floreal-class frigate FS Prairial (F 731), during Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. McKenzie/Released) #USCG #CoastGuard #Hawaii #UnitedStates #Military #International #France #rimpac2016 #partnershipsmatter
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