GEORGIA IS HOSTING THE US COAST GUARD SHIP

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Wednesday, 05 May 2021 11:02

USCGC HAMILTON (WMSL 753) has entered the Batumi Port. The Director of the Coast Guard Department, CAPT Ramaz Papidze, and the Chairman of the Government of Adjara, Tornike Rijvadze hosted the U.S. delegation. This is reported by the administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

The ship's visit serves to strengthen the security cooperation between the United States and Georgia, promote regional peace and stability, and emphasize the importance of the Black Sea for Euro-Atlantic security.

It is the first time the USCGC HAMILTON visited Georgia. The Coast Guard Department of the Border Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is hosting the ship in the territorial waters of Georgia.

Before entering the Batumi Port, the USCGC HAMILTON and the Georgian Coast Guard ships DIOSCURIA and OCHAMCHIRE took part in joint naval exercises. The exercise included naval tactical manoeuvres, search-and-rescue procedures, and other training elements using the USCGC helicopter. Joint training helps to increase interoperability between the U.S. and Georgian Coast Guard units.

In the framework of the visit, the Head of the Coast Guard Department, CAPT Ramaz Papidze will hold a meeting with the Commander of the ship, CAPT Tim Cronin at the Batumi Division. The crew members are scheduled to visit the Poti base of the Coast Guard Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Joint Maritime Operations Center (JMOC). American colleagues will host the Georgian delegation on the USCGC HAMILTON.

The US Coast Guard ship will leave the Batumi Port on May 6.

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