USNS Spearhead Starts Cameroonian Phase of APS

The USNS Spearhead and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil service mariners and U.S., Spanish and British Marines began the Cameroonian phase of Africa Partnership Station (APS) March 11, 2015 in Douala, Cameroon.

Spearhead will function as a training platform for Cameroonian marines to practice maritime interdiction boardings in preparation for Obangame Express 2015, an upcoming multinational maritime security exercise, focusing on interoperability.

While in port, Spearhead will host a shipboard visit attended by U.S. ambassador to Cameroon Michael S. Hoza and Vice Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Rear Admiral Thomas Reck.

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