USS Anchorage, a Landing Platform Dock (LPD) ship of United States Navy arrived Visakhapatnam on 22 December 18. On arrival, the ship was given a traditional welcome with ENC Band in attendance. The ship commanded by Capt Dennis Jacko, belongs to Essex Amphibious Ready Group of Fifth fleet of the United States Navy and is based at Bahrain.

During the ship’s four-day stay at Visakhapatnam, professional interaction in the form of Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, informal engagements during social functions and sports fixtures are planned in addition to cross deck visits. The ship would also be undertaking a passage exercise with Indian Navy Ship Rajput whilst departing Visakhapatnam on 26 December 2018.