USS Nimitz transits Suez Canal, moves into Mediterranean

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Monterey (CG 61) move from 5th Fleet to 6th Fleet area of operations.

Nimitz to Operate in Mediterranean

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (NNS) — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and her escort, guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), conducted a northbound transit of the Suez Canal, Oct. 20.

131014-N-TW634-367 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 14, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek A. Harkins/Released)

USS Nimitz was most recently operating in the Red Sea to provide the U.S. options for responding to crisis situations.

USS Nimitz will operate in the Mediterranean Sea and train with international partners before returning to her home port of Everett, WA.

Nimitz entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, June 9.

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=77161

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