ANTSERANANA,
(Diego-Suarez)
 Madagascar
is the Port of Call by the
USS Hassayampa AO-145
a 7th Fleet
WESTPAC Replenishment Ship

On 14-17 April 1964
with Task Force 90
First Concord Squadron
.The United States government detached an expeditionary force to the Indian Ocean. Designated the Concord Squadron with Bon Homme Richard at its heart. The squadron transited the narrow Straits of Malacca , and became the first United States Task Force to patrol the waters of the Indian Ocean, since the mid 1950's. Its mission- peace and good- will.
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Port was by passed in 1978



Antseranana (formerly Diégo Suarez) is a cosmopolitan seaport overlooking a beautiful gulf at the northernmost tip of the island. It is a provincial capital. There are many lakes, waterfalls and grottoes in the rainforests above the port. Wildlife and flora includes lemurs, crocodiles and orchids. Permission to visit the national park at Montagne d'Arbre nearby must be obtained from the Ministère des Eaux et des Forêts, which has an office in the town. Boats may be taken to Nossi Bé. There is a good sandy beach at Ramena, but sharks may be a problem. The road southwards to the capital is only open between July and October.

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