“Food is incredible. The sights are amazing as well,” Lieutenant Patrick Hageman, a pilot of an MH-60 Sierra helicopter, said after a sightseeing tour. He added that people “are welcoming” and that he “loves this city.”
On Sunday, some of the 6,000-strong crew visited the Maestral home for children and helped in landscaping and cleaning the exterior of the home.
PM visits aircraft carrier
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and his ministers for defence, foreign and home affairs on Monday visited the American aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
They met with the commanding officer, Captain Gavin Duff, the Strike Group commander, Rear Admiral Curt Renshaw, and the Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Zagreb, Mark Fleming.
Addressing the ship’s crew and guests, Plenković said that NATO is not a threat to anyone, and that the US and Croatia have a good strategic relationship.
The US Embassy said this is a routine visit aimed at strengthening the defence partnership between the United States and key allies and partners across the world. It is also a chance for the sailors to experience other cultures and take a rest from their demanding duties.
The US sailors also hosted representatives of the Croatian and foreign media and showed them around the 330-metre-long vessel.