You are here

USS Carney Departs Piraeus, Greece

November 15, 2016 at 8:48 AM UTC
Petty Officer 3rd Class Weston Jones Navy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment Europe

PIRAEUS, Greece (Nov. 14, 2016) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Piraeus, Greece, after a scheduled port visit Nov. 14, 2016.

Carney’s visit strengthened existing maritime relationships between U.S. 6th Fleet and regional allies.

161114-N-ZE250-033

Quote: 

 “Carney had a wonderful time in Piraeus and Athens and the port visit has been a complete success. The crew has performed phenomenally during this patrol and deserved a great port visit. Athens is the cradle of democracy and we were fortunate to experience Greece’s ancient culture and wonderful cuisine all while building closer ties with our NATO allies.”

-Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer, USS Carney (DDG 64)

Quick Facts: 
Cmdr. Halvorsen met with the Chief of Police for Piraeus, Greece Brig. Gen. Konstantinos Foskolos, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Municipality of Piraeus, Greece Mr. George Davakis, and the Deputy Harbor Master Hellenic Coast Guard Capt. Georgios Alexandrakis during various office calls in Piraeus, Greece.
Sailors aboard Carney toured many ancient sites including the Acropolis of Athens, the Parthenon, the Temple of Poseidon, and Delphi.
Strengthening partnerships during the port visit to Greece demonstrates the shared commitment to promoting safety and stability in the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability with allies like Greece.
The ship’s presence in the Mediterranean is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to NATO and the collective security of the European region.
USS Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

161114-N-ZE250-020

161114-N-ZE250-046

161114-N-ZE250-050

161114-N-ZE250-031

We filed this under: