U.S. warship enters Batumi port
Today, the American vessel USS Oak Hill arrived in Georgia’s eastern coastal city of Batumi, Agenda.ge reports. "Oak Hill entered the Black Sea to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the collective defense of our NATO allies and partners,” the US Embassy to Georgia has stated.
While in the Black Sea, the Oak Hill will conduct port visits and bilateral exercises with US allies and partner navies. The ship’s operations are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capabilities among NATO allies and partners.
In addition to a reception for local officials, tours of the ship and a friendly football and basketball match between US sailors and the Georgian Coast Guard will take place. USS Oak Hill’s port visit also provides American sailors an opportunity to explore local historical sites and build lasting partnerships with their Georgian naval counterparts.