Dozens of warships visit Malta’s stunning Grand Harbour every year.
Sailors from the Royal Navy, Italian Navy and French Navy are regular visitors to Valletta, and use their time to take a break, soak up the Maltese sunshine and explore everything the island has to offer.
But the crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke went a step better.
The sailors used their stopover to focus on voluntary work with a Maltese charity.
The crew, led by their captain Commander Harold Robinson carried out repairs at the Little Sisters of The Poor in Hamrun.
The home, which cares for senior citizens, was given a fresh lick of paint by the kindhearted sailors.
The nuns were then treated to a visit and guided tour of the warship, berthed in the Grand Harbour.
The sisters told them: ‘We would like to thank you all for choosing our home, and for inviting us to your ship. May God bless you on your travels and duties.
‘We would like to also encourage any companies in Malta to approach us, to offer their employee’s generosity by doing any voluntary work in our home.’
Read more: The Little Sisters of The Poor, Malta