190531-N-XK398-1082 SATTAHIP PORT, Thailand (May 31, 2019) Royal Thai Navy and U.S. Coast Guardsmen celebrate after a visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) drill aboard the Quiandaohu-class auxiliary ship HTMS Similan (AOR 871) as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. This year marks the 25th iteration of CARAT, a multinational exercise series designed to enhance U.S. and partner navies’ abilities to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen)