The USNS Carson City, a Spearhead class fast transport ship, arrived in the port of the Greek island of Syros on March 16 for a scheduled port visit.
According to the ship’s press release, the visit was to “to enhance U.S.-Greece relations as the two nations work together for a stable and secure European region.”
The statement continued that “The ship’s presence in the Mediterranean Sea is a demonstration of our continued commitment to the collective security of the region.”
The vessel is part of the U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy.
The ship’s captain Tweeted that the crew was excited to learn the rich history of Greece, prior to arriving.
#USNSCarsonCity Captain Adema: “Our crew is excited for this port visit. These visits allow our crew to experience the rich history of Greece” 🇺🇸🇬🇷 Carson City is conducting naval ops to advance security and stability in the region. #SteadyPresence https://t.co/sVd1DJAIeE pic.twitter.com/0vj9ZLkFHy
— Naval Forces Europe (@USNavyEurope) March 16, 2018
The American Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt welcomed the vessel and also thanked the Mayor of Syros and the island’s residents for their welcome.
.@USAmbGreece: I am grateful to Mayor Maragos for welcoming us to Syros. Having visited the island, I know our sailors will enjoy its unique beauty and the hospitality of the residents. We will look for opportunities for future visits. #USCarsonCity @USNavyEurope pic.twitter.com/Uzi50g04Th
— U.S. Embassy Athens (@USEmbassyAthens) March 16, 2018
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