Singapore: Mine Countermeasure Vessel Arrives in Sembawang

USS Avenger (MCM 1) arrived in Sembawang, Singapore May 23 for a port call.

Avenger Sailors will take part in maintenance training opportunities and have afloat training group (ATG) personnel come aboard to conduct training and inspect ship’s records pertaining to equipment maintenance, as well as opportunities to take liberty out in Singapore.

“I’m looking forward to going out and sightseeing,” said Quartermaster Seaman Joshua Kissel. “It should be fun.”

Lt. Cmdr. Patrick L. German, Avenger’s commanding officer, spoke to Sailors about their responsibilities in an all-hands call shortly after arriving in port.

This is a great opportunity to see things within this area of responsibility. I have high expectations that all of you will be great ambassadors,” said German.

USS Avenger is visiting Singapore during a patrol of the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
Source: navy, May 25, 2011;