U.S. ship enters Batumi Port
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 20 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
This morning, the U.S. "Monterey" ship (CG-61) entered the port of Batumi, the Georgian Border Police told Trend.
A meeting ceremony was held at the port. Head of Adjara Levan Varshalomidze also attended the meeting. Today, officers of the Georgian Coast Guard will meet the ship's crew to plan military exercises.
The joint military exercises in Batumi will be held on June 21.
The Georgian ship F-101 Coast Guard of Georgia will participate in the exercises.
"Monterey" has been regularly based in the Black Sea region for several years. It expresses support for stability and maritime security in the Black Sea region by holding joint naval exercises with the countries of the Black Sea basin.
Captain James Kilby runs the ship, with 43 officers and 323 sailors on board.