US aircraft carrier pulls into Hong Kong for port visit

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) approaches Hong Kong for a port visit on Oct.2, after conducting routine operations in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy

US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) anchored in Hong Kong Harbor together with guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) on October 2.

The ships arrived in Hong Kong for a regular port call during their regional patrol.

“The sailors and airmen of Carrier Strike Group Five look forward to rich and diverse experiences in Hong Kong and learning more about the culture and people,” said Rear Adm. Marc H. Dalton, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70. “We are grateful for the hospitality and welcoming spirit of our hosts.”

While in the port, sailors will have opportunities to interact with local citizens through sporting competitions with local teams, community relations projects, and learning to cook local cuisine with students at local schools.

The US Navy said the aircraft carrier will also be open to visitors for tours under an arrangement with the American consulate in Hong Kong.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is currently on a routine fall patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations having departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka on September 8.

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