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PORT OF LOS ANGELES WELCOMES THREE ACTIVE NAVY VESSELS TO CELEBRATE ‘NAVY DAYS LA 2015’

Limited Complimentary Tickets Available for Public Ship Tours August 7-9

Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles HarborSAN PEDRO, Calif. — July 24, 2015 — Three active U.S. Navy vessels will be docked at the World Cruise Center on the LA Waterfront and available for public tours Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as part of “Navy Days LA 2015,” hosted by the Port of Los Angeles.

Tickets may be reserved online; one vessel visit is allowed per guest each day due to the event’s popularity. Visitors are required to show valid government-issued identification and will receive vessel assignments upon arrival. For more information on vessel guidelines, click here. Visiting ships are USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Cape St. George (CG 71), and USS Halsey (DDG 97).

Additional LA Waterfront Activities
In addition to public tours, food and drinks will be available for purchase at the World Cruise Center. The Port will offer free entertainment on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, from noon to 5 p.m. at Downtown Harbor, located at 504 S. Harbor Blvd. in San Pedro, including live performances by U.S. Navy band “The Destroyers” on Saturday, from noon to 1 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m. Sightseers will also have the opportunity to tour the official Tall Ships of Los Angeles, twin brigantines Irving and Exy Johnson, and visit the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Discounted tickets to tour Battleship IOWA are available onboard.

Guests are also invited to enjoy nearby LA Waterfront destinations, including the Cruise Ship Promenade featuring the Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountain, Ports O’ Call Village, CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, SS Lane Victory Merchant Marine Museum and Memorial, and a variety of restaurants and art galleries in historic downtown San Pedro – all within walking distance or a short ride aboard the vintage Waterfront Red Car Line. Click here for more information about Navy Days LA 2015.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit Southern California’s economy and quality of life. As North America’s leading seaport in terms by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $290 billion in trade during 2014. Port operations and commerce facilitate more than 148,000 jobs (about one in 12) in the City of Los Angeles and 531,000 jobs (or one in 16) in the five-county Southern California region. The San Pedro Bay Ports support more than 1 million California jobs and 3.1 million nationwide.


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