USS Rodney M. Davis Tours the Maldives
USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate with the U.S. 7th Fleet, visited the Maldives Oct. 6 through 8 as part of a routine patrol of the Indian Ocean.
The officers and crew of the Rodney M. Davis worked with the Maldives National Defence Forces, including the Coast Guard, to improve regional security through close communication, coordination and information exchanges, while supporting at-sea and ashore training opportunities. These activities foster trust and friendship between the United States and the Maldives.
The port visit allowed the Sailors to experience the ecologically unique beauty of the Maldives.
Prior to visiting the Maldives, Rodney M. Davis joined a formation of more than 50 ships from Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia during Sail Raja Ampat, a part of a series of international maritime events hosted by the government of Indonesia in West Papua, Indonesia.
Based out of Everett, Wash., Rodney M. Davis is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Press Release, October 13, 2014; Image: US Navy