The Norfolk, Virginia home-ported destroyer USS McFaul has arrived in the Georgian port of Bat'umi and is offloading about fifty-five tons of supplies. The McFaul (DDG-74) is an Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer.
According to a press release from Headquarteers United State European Command:
This represents the first U.S. Navy ship to arrive and deliver humanitarian assistance to Georgia.Well done McFaul!
"Our job was to get the supplies to Georgia as quickly as possible," said Navy Capt. John Moore, Commodore of Combined Task Force 367. "The entire crew of this ship realizes the significance of their efforts in helping to provide comfort to the people of Georgia."
McFaul delivered 82 pallets with about 155,000 pounds of supplies donated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), including hygiene items, baby food and care supplies, bottled water, and milk.