US navy ship enters Georgian port

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The US ship Porter has arrived in Georgia’s coastal city of Batumi for a port visit today, the US Embassy, to the country reports.

“We are happy to welcome the USS Porter back to the Black Sea and the beautiful port of Batumi for its third visit to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness, and naval capability with our NATO allies and partners in the region,” reads the statement released by the Embassy.

The US Porter is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer of the United States Navy.

The ship is capable of conducting exercises and operations in areas such as anti-submarine warfare and ballistic missile defense.