US Aircraft Carrier Visits Vietnam

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington arrived in international waters off the coast of southern Vietnam Saturday.

The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam invited representatives from a number of Vietnamese agencies to visit the vessel.

The delegation flew out to the vessel and were given a tour of the 333-meter-long Nimitz-class carrier.

It is the second time in two years that Vietnamese military and government officials visited the giant U.S. Navy ship.

The U.S.S. George Washington is deployed at Yokosuka, Japan and is on a goodwill tour of Asia-Pacific countries.