The USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) docked in the Black Sea coastal city of Batumi on Saturday, for a three-day visit to Georgia. The ship's first visit to the country takes place as part of a regularly scheduled deployment, reports say. The vessel will reportedly participate in joint exercises with allies of the United States. «We are here to promote friendship and partnership between the United States... Еще Navy and the people of Georgia. This welcoming ceremony that we had today in my 25 years of experience is the warmest and the most wonderful welcome I've ever seen for a ship arriving in a port,» said Brian Finman, Commander of the US Navy Amphibious Squadron 3.