Once again, US Navy rescues Iranian fishermen

Sailors from USS Dewey provided food, water and medical supplies to distressed Iranian mariners on Wednesday.

ARABIAN SEA (January 18, 2012)-

The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey came to the rescue of a sinking Iranian fishing dhow in the Arabian Sea early Wednesday morning.
An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter spotted the sinking dhow at 7:53 a.m. All but one of the crew members had already climbed on to two other dhows nearby.

The USS Dewey hurried to the boat — named the Al Mamsoor — where a U.S. boarding team gave the Iranian fishermen water, food, and both medical and hygienic supplies. In all, the U.S. gave them about 150 pounds of supplies.


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