2014 Vietnam - US naval exchange begins

Officers of the US Navy arrived in Tien Sa port in the central city of Da Nang on April 7, beginning their Naval Exchange Activity (NEA) with Vietnamese counterparts. 
During their stay, the US officers plan to pay courtesy visits to leaders of the municipal People’s Committee and the Naval Zone 3 High Command, and exchange experience with their peers from the Vietnam Navy. 
The two navies will focus on sharing experience in non-combatant activities such as medical services, search and rescue operations, and ship repair. 
Their officers will also join sports activities and take part in a talk on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea at Da Nang University. 
2014 marks the fifth consecutive year of the NEA programme between the US and Vietnam, and the tenth year US naval ships have anchored at Da Nang port.-VNA