Sihanoukville Port

Pacific Partnership 2010 Closing Ceremony aboard the JDS Kunisaki

Arigato Kunisaki

The night before the final closing ceremony for the Pacific Partnership 2010 in Cambodia, the JDS Kunisaki transport ship, anchored at the SihanoukVille Port, held a pre-closing ceremony

Hundreds of surgeries aboard the USNS Mercy, and thousands of patients later in Sunny SihanoukVille, and in the remote provinces of Cambodia, the Pacific Partnership 2010 ended it's humanitarian mission to Cambodia.   Free glasses, free drugs (the good kind), and free medical services for all.  Even thousands of animals were helped, thanks to the veterinarians on the ship.

The USNS Mercy hospital ship, along with the JDS Kunisaki, and dozens of NGO's and hundreds of volunteers came to Cambodia to help build (schools), repair (medical equipment in the public hospitals), drill (for water), and perform many other humanitarian tasks for almost 2 weeks.

We had an opening ceremony

at the start of the PP10 mission, so we had to have a closing ceremony.  And you couldn't ask for a better location or a better crew to do it.  The Kunisaki brought a banquet hall that could have hosted thousands of people for the task.  It was a night of thanks to the crews of the ships and the hundreds of volunteers that made the Pacific Partnership 2010 in Cambodia a great success.

Thanks again for all your help.  We hope to see you back in Sunny SihanoukVille, Cambodia soon.  Drop by anytime.

Arigato!

 


Lights aboard the JDS Kunisaki

The entrance to the Kunisaki
The entrance to the Kunisaki

If you salute the photographer, you get your picture on the website.
If you salute the photographer, you get your picture on the website.

Cambodia's largest banquet hall (for 2 week)
Cambodia's largest banquet hall and hovercraft transport (for 2 weeks)

Big doors need big pistons.
Big doors need big pistons.

Garrison Owl Kunisake. Landing ship tank 4003
Garrison Owl Kunisake.  Landing ship tank 4003

Vietnam came to help celebrate too!
Vietnam came to help celebrate too!

Don't forget to tip your waiter
Don't forget to tip your waiter


The best crew pours the best drinks

Opening ceremony music
Opening ceremony music

A big glass of wine
A big 100 liter glass of wine

The official PP10 cake
The official PP10 cake

The official greeters aboard the ship
The official greeters assistants aboard the Kunisaki

A view of SihanoukVille's bay from the ship's doors
A view of SihanoukVille's bay from the ship's doors

Loak Song came to give us all good luck. And it worked
Loak Song, (a Cambodian Monk) came to give us all good luck.  And it worked!

You can't have a closing ceremony on a Japanese ship without Sushi
You can't have a closing ceremony on a Japanese ship without Sushi

Or is it Sashimi?
Or is it Sashimi?

This isn't a picture..... it's dinner
This isn't a picture..... it's dinner

Waiting for a dance
Waiting for a dance

Lao's Navy came too!
Lao's Navy came too!

Vietnamese and Laoation military representatives
Vietnamese and Laotian military representatives

And the really big glass of Japanese wine gets opened.
And the really big glass of Japanese wine gets drunk.

A giant hovercraft (actually 2) aboard the Kunisaki
A giant hovercraft (actually 2) aboard the Kunisaki

The hovercraft cockpit (or is it a bridge?)
The hovercraft cockpit (or is it a bridge?)

A hovercraft fan
A hovercraft fan

Inside the bridge of the hovercraft
Inside the bridge of the hovercraft

The hovercraft troppsgo in this little room.
The hovercraft troops go in this little room. (so they don't get blown away by the fans)

All the guests behaved, after seeing the punishment hammers.
All the guests behaved, after seeing the punishment hammers.

Angkor Beer. It's good for any ocassion. Brewed only in SihanoukVille, Cambodia
Angkor Beer. It's good for any occasion. Brewed only in SihanoukVille, Cambodia

The famous SUZUKI's of Japan came as well
The famous SUZUKI's of Japan came as well

Don't mess with these guys.
Don't mess with these guys.

All good things must come to an end. Leaving on the ferry for the USNS Mercy
All good things must come to an end. Leaving on the ferry for the USNS Mercy

Please watch your step as you disembark.
Please watch your step as you disembark.


   
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