US Navy Vessel Swift 2 Arrives in Peru

US Navy Vessel Swift 2 Arrives in Peru

By Dialogo
January 24, 2012

As part of the Southern Partnership Station mission being implemented by the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the high-speed vessel Swift 2 arrived in Peru on January 19.

The South American country is one of the scheduled stops in the region where the U.S. crew will carry out civic-action activities, beginning with construction activities at local schools. The work will be the responsibility of the U.S. Marine Corps.

In the same way, they will work on building a multi-purpose sports field with an area of 200 square kilometers at a student center.

A security training course will also be held with Navy personnel from the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, at the facilities of Peru’s Naval Police Service.

Before arriving in Peru, the vessel visited the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Panama, and it will depart for Haiti on February 9.

I'm Rear Admiral Luis Ramos, until last month ago I was Commander of the Marine Infantry of Peru, I send you my cordial regards for the article and through you I send my greetings to USMC Gen. John Crowley of the Southern Command, with whom I am united in friendship, and now the work that was being planned for last year is being done. Regards.