11 Mar '11, 12pm

US 7th Fleet command ship calls on S'pore: SINGAPORE : The command ship of the US Seventh Fleet was in Singapore...

US 7th Fleet command ship calls on S'pore: SINGAPORE : The command ship of the US Seventh Fleet was in Singapore...

SINGAPORE : The command ship of the US Seventh Fleet is still in Singapore, confirmed an official, who said they are recalling crew members who are out. Earlier, Channel NewsAsia received an official email saying the USS Blue Ridge had been urgently re-directed to Japan. It also said a performance by the US Navy's 7th Fleet Band, scheduled for Saturday at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, has been cancelled. Lt Anthony Falvo, deputy public affairs officer, US Seventh Fleet, said: "We are preparing to potentially get underway as early as tomorrow morning. We have not received an order to get underway, we are merely preparing at this point. "And I think we were talking about what the ship would do if we were asked to go. And I think, again, it's important to note that we have not received a formal request from the government of Japan. We are merely getting underway in anticipat...

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