[Audio] US Navy ship docks in Cobh on goodwill visit

14th April 2014, Monday
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

A U-S Navy Ship on a goodwill tour will remain docked in Cobh until Friday.

The US- Leyte Gulf arrived over the weekend.

The US Embassy says the port visit is designed to “strengthen maritime
partnerships” between the US and European nations

The ship is based in Norfolk, Virginia, and carries two helicopters.

While in Cobh many of the 400 crew members will visit Cork City, and some
local dignitaries will be shown around on board.

Captain Michael McCarthy Commercial Manager with the Port of Cork Company
says visits by foreign ships adds to the profile of Cork

0414-COBH-USA-01-capt-my-kell-mccarthy-comm-man-port-of-cork-OVERALL-CLIP.mp3

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