U.S.- Georgia joint tactical exercises held in Batumi

Crew of the USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) destroyer's 6th fleet held joint exercises with the Georgian Coast Guard's officers in the port of Batumi on August 11.

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According to the Georgian coast guard department, during the theoretical and practical exercises the U.S. military have trained Georgian sailors health care delivery, maintenance of ships and the management of small and medium-sized vessels.

Official welcoming ceremony was held on August 10 in the port of Batumi where the Georgian officials and local residents welcomed the crew.

Sporting events will be held on the U.S. destroyer on August 12, and on August 13. USS Bulkeley and two boats of the Georgian Coast Guard will attend the Georgian-American joint practical exercises at sea.

Besides, Georgian Head of the Border Police Koba Bochorishvili is scheduled to meet with the American delegation.

The USS Bulkeley arrived in Batumi, Georgia on August 10, for a regularly scheduled port visit that includes combined training exercises with the Georgian Coast Guard. This visit serves to continue U.S. 6th Fleet efforts to build global maritime partnerships with Black Sea nations and improve maritime safety and security. U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland and Defense Attache Colonel Matt Dimmick visited the ship during its Batumi visit.

The USS Bulkeley is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, which is on active service in the United States Navy. It is named after Vice Admiral John D. Bulkeley who was a World War II Medal of Honor recipient.

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Adapted from TODAY.AZ