USS John S. McCain Rescues ROK Fishing Vessel Crew Members

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) pull sailors from the Republic of Korea (ROK) commercial fishing boat M/V Je 2 Bong Ho into a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat. The ROK sailors abandoned their vessel after it caught fire. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist Thomas Fischer

From Commander, 7th Fleet Public Affairs

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) assisted in the rescue of 11 crew members of a Republic of Korea (ROK) fishing vessel off the Korean Peninsula, March 10.

At approximately 6:10 a.m., John S. McCain's bridge watch team observed a fire on a ship on the horizon and in response, maneuvered towards the burning vessel. Upon observing a life raft with 11 people on board drifting in the vicinity of the burning ship, crew members immediately launched a rigid hull inflatable boat to recover them from the raft.

The lifeboat occupants were then brought aboard the destroyer where they were provided blankets, hot food and beverages. One of the Navy ship's independent duty corpsman was on standby to provide medical assistance, but the Korean passengers reported no injuries.

Following the rescue, several ROK vessels arrived on scene to extinguish the burning fishing vessel. The rescued crew members were then transported to an ROK Coast Guard vessel.

John S. McCain recently completed participation in the U.S.-ROK Exercise Foal Eagle and is assigned to Commander, Destroyer Squadron 15 as part of the U.S. Navy's forward deployed naval forces operating out of .

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Safety

Some Roads Reopened in Brazil, Truck Strike Persists

Striking truckers lifted their blockade of dozens of highways in Brazil after police began fining and arresting protesters, though strike organizers said they had

ClassNK Updates Guidelines for Floating Offshore Facilities

ClassNK released a new version of its Guidelines for Floating Offshore Facilities for LNG/LPG Production, Storage, Offloading and Regasification.   Available on the ClassNK website,

US, Chinese Navies Conduct Joint Exercise

A U.S. Navy littoral combat ship and a Chinese Navy frigate conducted a joint training exercise in the South China Sea.   The U.S. Navy littoral combat ship USS

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1504 sec (7 req/sec)