USS Winston S. Churchill Renders Aid to Iranian Mariners

October 16, 2020 – While operating under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) provided assistance to a motor vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 15. The Iranian-flagged dhow signaled to Churchill via flashing light that it was in distress. When hailed over bridge-to-bridge radio, the vessel’s crew explained that their engine would not start…

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USNS Yukon Aids Distressed Mariners in Arabian Sea

August 8, 2020 – The Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) provided assistance to a motor vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea Aug. 7. Upon notification of the situation, the Combined Maritime Forces watch center contacted Yukon to assist the motor vessel Wadi Karan due to its close proximity. Wadi Karan had experienced engine failure…

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