The U.S. Naval Ship (USNS) Burlington conducted a joint training exercise with the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard on September 18. The operation included countering illicit trafficking operations and monitoring techniques. The USNS has been in the region conducting operations with Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname.
The USNS Burlington is the U.S. Navy’s 10th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel. EPFs are versatile, non-combatant, transport ships that are being used for high-speed transportation of troops, military vehicles, and equipment. The vessels support a variety of missions including overseas contingency operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, support of special operations forces, theater security cooperation activities and emerging joint sea-basing concepts.
The U.S. is committed to strengthening the capabilities of partners in Guyana for the security and prosperity of the region.