SEOUL, The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan joined South Korea’s once-in-a-decade international fleet review in waters off the southern island of Jeju on Thursday.
The 103,600-ton Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the U.S. 7th Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan, was among the 15 warships from 10 foreign countries that joined the naval event designed to promote trust and cooperation among world navies.
On Friday, it is set to dock at the island’s civilian-military complex port on a separate schedule for the first time since the port opened in early 2016, officials here said.
The carrier, nicknamed a floating military base, can carry dozens of aircraft and around 5,700 crewmembers.
Source: Yonhap News Agency