Guided-Missile Cruiser Visits Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Guided-missile cruiser USS Carr (FFG 52) pulled into Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Nov. 7.
Carr made the port call at the naval station to receive fuel, water, supplies and maintenance.
“The Carr received 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel, 17,000 gallons of aviation fuel, and 9,000 gallons of fresh water,” said Quartermaster 2nd Class Dennis Steel, port operations’ dock-master for Carr’s visit. “My role in the USS Carr’s port visit included coordinating services such as arraigning fuel delivery, the crane for their brow, and removal of waste water by truck.”
The naval station is a logistical hub for military vessels operating in the Caribbean theater.
“Two weeks prior to the Carr arriving, we began to make preparations,” said Steel. “They sent us a logistical requirements request which let us know what type of services they would require while in GTMO.”
Carr, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct joint law enforcement operations with the U.S. Coast Guard.
“The port visit with the Carr went very well,” said Steel.” They were in GTMO for two days and received all of the services that they requested.”
NS Guantanamo is the final scheduled port visit for Carr prior to completing its deployment.
Source: navy, November 10, 2011