US naval ship docks in Vietnam for maintenance

By Nguyen Chung, Thanh Nien News

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The USNS Cesar Chavez in Nha Trang Bay. Photo: Nguyen Chung
The USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), a member of the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command, docked in Khanh Hoa Province's Nha Trang Bay on Tuesday for maintenance.
The dry cargo ship and its 144-member crew is expected to stay for 15 days, while work is carried out by Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Shipyard Co., Ltd.
Launched in May 2012, the USNS Cesar Chavez is 689 feet long and 106 feet wide. It weighs 41,000 tons and can reach speeds of up to 20 knots.

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