SAN DIEGO - San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) is scheduled for public visits at Broadway Pier, Feb. 17 and 18. Weapons, including knives, firearms and club weapons
Defensive chemicals or sprays, including mace, pepper spray, and aerosol spray cans
Fireworks, flammable liquids or other explosives
Illegal drugs and/or drug-related paraphernalia
Large bags or purses, including backpacks or large camera bags
Outlets interested in airing b-roll of the ship mooring at Broadway Pier will be able to access footage at https://goo.gl/bQCWhS after 1 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 17. For television stations with tower cameras, USS Anchorage will be visible at the pier through Fri., Feb. 19.
The visit will provide members of the public an opportunity to take a tour of the ship and talk with America's Sailors.
Public tours of the ship are scheduled for Wed., Feb. 17 from 1-4 p.m., and on Thurs., Feb. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Broadway Pier is located at the intersection of Broadway and North Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego.
USS Anchorage, homeported in San Diego, is the 7th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. The ship was commissioned in her namesake city on May 4, 2013. The ship was built to embark, transport, and land elements of a U.S. Marine Corps landing force in a variety of expeditionary and special operations capable missions using expeditionary fighting vehicles (EFVs); landing craft, air cushion (LCAC); and tilt-rotor MV-22 Ospreys.
For more information on USS Anchorage: http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/lpd23/Pages/default.aspx
Visitor safety and security guidelines: Visitors will board on a first come, first served basis, and may have to wait in line during peak hours; however, all visitors in line by 4 p.m. will be accommodated for a tour.
Visitors should also expect security screenings prior to boarding. When touring the ship, visitors are encouraged to bring as few items as possible and flat-heeled, closed-toe shoes are recommended. High-heel shoes, flip-flops and improper attire (i.e. bathing suits) are not permitted.
The ship is not handicapped accessible and visitors must be in good physical condition to walk safely about the ship, moving up and down steep ladders (stairways). Touring the ship may not be appropriate for small children or those with medical conditions that impede mobility.
All visitors 18 years of age and older are required to show a valid U.S. state/federal government issued photo identification card. Persons 17 years of age and younger should be accompanied by an adult with a valid state/federal photo identification card.
All tour participants and any bags will be subject to screening before passing the entry control point. Small hand-carried items such as handbags, clear bottles of water, small cameras or diaper bags are permitted. All items carried onboard will be the individual's responsibility.
The following items are prohibited:
There is no holding area for personal items such as bicycles, baby strollers, scooters, pets, etc. Due to security concerns, all such items will not be permitted to remain on or near the pier area.