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A line handler waits on the pier as tug boats position the USS Tempest to go pier-side in Bahrain for the first time.
A line handler waits on the pier as tug boats position the USS Tempest to go pier-side in Bahrain for the first time. (Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes)

The U.S. Navy 5th Fleet welcomed three Coastal Patrol ships Wednesday to be permanently stationed in Bahrain. But after a 37-day transit from Norfolk, Va. on a transport ship, getting the ships to their new pier was a slow and meticulous 10-hour process that started at midnight.

Read a story about the ships' arrival here.

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