U.S. 7th Fleet flagship LCC 19USS Blue Ridge practiced Codes for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with Japanese vessel LST-4003JDS Kunisaki, a set of procedures recently endorsed by naval leaders at the Western Pacific for unplanned maritime encounters, providing standards for communication, safety procedures and maneuvering instructions for naval ships and aircraft. Blue Ridge and Kunisaki rendezvoused and practiced signaling protocol, utilizing CUES as a means of maritime communication ...

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