TBILISI, July 15 (RIA Novosti) - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer participated in a combined training exercise with Georgian warships near the Black Sea port of Batumi on Wednesday, the Coast Guard press service said.
The USS Stout docked in Batumi on Tuesday.
The exercise rehearsed emergency scenarios, such as on board fires and flooding.
The USS Stout will leave Batumi on July 17 and head for the port of Poti where it will stay until July 19.
The U.S. embassy in Georgia said "U.S. Navy regular visits to the Black Sea demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Black Sea regional stability and maritime security."
The USS Stout is an Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, commissioned in August, 1994.
The embassy said the visit was part of the overall U.S. naval strategy "to enhance regional stability by strengthening maritime partnerships."