The high speed vessel Swift (HSV-2) returns to Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla., May 23, 2013, after conducting Southern Partnership (SPS) 2013 in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. SPS is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. The exercise involves information sharing with navies, coast guards and civilian services throughout the region. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Henderson, U.S. Navy/Released)
The Swift is a non-commissioned transport that was leased by the military for testing and is now chartered to the Military Sealift Command.