USS Donald Cook arrives in Batumi, Georgia

January 21, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Batumi, Georgia, Jan. 21, 2019 for a scheduled port visit. During the port visit in Batumi, the ship is scheduled to meet with city officials, host a reception onboard, conduct a community relations project and engage in a sports day with Georgian maritime counterparts. “I would like to thank our Georgian hosts for the warm welcome and hospitality,” said Cmdr. Matthew J. Powel, commanding officer of Donald Cook. “We are honored to play an active role in strengthening U.S.-Georgian…

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French warship to make port visit in Batumi, Georgia

As part of the bilateral Georgian-French defense cooperation, Guepratte, a multi-mission frigate of the French Navy will make a stopover in the Black Sea coastal resort of Batumi in Georgia from November 22-25. The ship will be met with a welcoming ceremony at the Batumi port tomorrow. After the ceremony, French Ambassador to Georgia Pascal Meunier and Guepratte Commander Jacques Mallard will meet local authorities and officials of the Georgian coastguard department. The same day, the frigate crew will visit Batumi State University to meet French-speaking students there, the French…

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