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150203-N-QY759-046 PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 3, 2015) Cmdr. Ken Anderson, USS Simpson (FFG 56) commanding officer, provides a guided tour of his ship to Mario Ayelou, Mauritius registrar of civil status, and Rear Adm. Tom Reck, U.S. 6th Fleet vice commander, Feb. 3, 2015. Ayelou visited the Oliver-Hazard class guided-missile frigate after it completed the underway phase of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015. The exercise, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities of East African and Indian Ocean nations to counter sea-based illicit activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released)

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Photo taken on 3 February 2015 (© CNE CNA C6F / Flickr)

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