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Guyana: US Coast Guard vessel set for exercises in Guyana’s waters

The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) today said that the US Coast Guard (USCG) vessel  Stone will be in Guyana’s waters on Saturday, January 9 on an exercise.

A MARAD notice in today’s Stabroek News said that the naval exercise area is approximately six nautical miles from Guyana’s coast and in the vicinity of the Demerara Main Ships’ Channel. As such, MARAD advised mariners to steer clear of the area.  

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) today said in a separate statement that its Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard will, on Saturday be engaged in the first of a series of joint exercises as part of the operationalization of the Shiprider Agreement ratified by the two countries in 2020.

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