U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Corey Kerns, commanding officer of USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905), greets Capt. Karim Mara, Senegalese Navy deputy chief of staff, in Dakar, Senegal, Jan. 17, 2023. Spencer is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of responsibility, employed by the U.S. Sixth Fleet, to carry out joint training, exercises, and maritime security operations alongside AFRICOM partners in support of U.S. interests abroad, regional partnerships, and to strengthen international maritime governance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mikaela McGee)

Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Mikaela  |  VIRIN: 230117-G-DV874-261.JPG