USNS Mercy, Brunswick Conduct PASSEX with HMCS Vancouver

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) and Her Majesty’s Canadian ship HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331), May 15. PASSEX is an exercise in which multiple naval ships operate in close proximity of one another to help strengthen the ship’s abilities to perform in complex maneuvering, logistics, and humanitarian relief operations. “This PASSEX was a unique opportunity for us to engage with one of our partner nations,” said Capt. David Bretz, mission commander,…

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