Coast Guard Picture of the Week

USCGC Waesche transits the Java Sea during formation exercises

JAVA SEA (June 6, 2012)      The Indonesian navy Sigma-class corvette KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda (SIM 367), the Indonesian navy landing platform dock ship KRI Banda Aceh (BAC 593) and the Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) transit the Java Sea while conducting ship formation exercises during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012 Indonesia. CARAT 2012 is a nine-country, bilateral exercise between the United States and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste and is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among participating forces.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)