Fri, March 16, 2012
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USS Blue Ridge visits Hong Kong

2012-03-16 01:56:01 GMT2012-03-16 09:56:01(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Soldiers stand guard on Blue Ridge warship as it visits Hong Kong, south China, March 15, 2012. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

Picture taken on March 15, 2012 shows Blue Ridge warship on the waters in Hong Kong, south China. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

A soldier walks on Blue Ridge warship as it visits Hong Kong, south China, March 15, 2012. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

The USS Blue Ridge, flagship for the Commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet, started Thursday its port visit for six days in Hong Kong.

Speaking at a press briefing held on the ship on Thursday, the Captain of the Blue Ridge Daniel Grieco said sailors from the warship will enjoy their stay in the city.

Carrying 250 officers and 1,300 sailors on board, the 194-meter Blue Ridge, with a tonnage of over 19,000 tons, has been in service since 1970. 

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