US Navy Admiral Visits Lebanon
US Navy CENTCOM Commander Rear Admiral Kevin D. Scott visited Lebanon on Friday, where he participated in a ceremony to commission a new US-manufactured vessel for the Lebanese Navy.
“Scott visited Lebanon today and met with Acting Lebanese Naval Commander Colonel Joseph Ghadban to discuss bilateral military cooperation,” a statement issued by the US Embassy in Lebanon said.
“During his visit, Rear Admiral Scott emphasized the strong and sustained naval cooperation between the two countries. He also underscored NAVCENT’s support for Lebanon’s initiatives to implement its obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701,” the statement added.
“Scott also participated in the commissioning ceremony for the Trablous, a $29.8 million, 42 meter coastal security craft manufactured in the United States.
The craft will enable the Lebanese Navy to conduct extended-period off-shore patrols and increases its ability to protect Lebanon’s maritime border.”