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Supercarrier USS George Washington arrives in Malaysia

Published on Oct 8, 2012 8:32 AM

PORT KLANG: America's nuclear-powered supercarrier USS George Washington has sailed to Malaysia for a five-day goodwill visit.

The ships, with more than 5,500 sailors and 67 fighter jets on board, made a scheduled port call at the Port Klang Cruise Centre on Sunday, the Star newspaper reported.

The USS George Washington, also known as the CVN-73, and its two destroyers will welcome on board more than 500 Malaysian dignitaries, US embassy and military personnel on Monday.

CVN-73 commanding officer Captain Gregory Fenton said the call would provide an opportunity for his sailors to meet and develop ties with Malaysia. "We hope to learn a lot from the Malaysian enforcement," he said on Sunday.

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