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SEACAT is a multilateral exercise designed to enhance cooperation among Indo-Pacific nations and provide mutual support towards addressing crises, contingencies, and illegal activities in the maritime domain using standardized tactics, techniques, and procedures.
“This year’s SEACAT is the largest to date, with 20 countries and 14 ships in attendance. Throughout the ashore and at-sea events, the goal is to improve our capabilities to respond to crises, contingencies, or illegal activities in the maritime domain. SEACAT is fundamentally about improving information sharing and increasing our collective maritime domain awareness,” said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Chris Stone, commander, Task Force 76/3 and Expeditionary Strike Group 7. “I view multinational force operations as the cornerstone of maritime security, which in turn contributes to peace and prosperity in the region and enables a free and open Indo-Pacific in which we collectively commit to following the international rules-based order.”
The exercise allows for several exchanges and training on multilateral cooperation in support of maintaining rules and norms in the maritime domain across the Indo-Pacific. During the opening ceremony for the exercise, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Chris Stone, commander, Task Force 76/3 and Expeditionary Strike Group 7, spoke about the importance of partnership and working together to be able to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.