US naval ships complete passage through Suez Canal

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Two US amphibious assault ships, the USS Kearsarge and the USS Ponce, passed through Egypt's Suez Canal Wednesday, arriving in the Mediterranean, a canal official said.
The United States had said Monday it was moving ships and planes closer to Libya, where a revolt against Muammar Gaddafi's rule is under way. The Kearsarge can carry 2,000 Marines.