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Navy/USCG Rescue in Arabian Gulf

March 5, 2012

USS Firebolt: Credit USN

USS Firebolt: Credit USN

USN & USCG ships rescue Iranian from capsized dhow

Coastal patrol craft USS Firebolt (PC 10) and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maui (WPB 1304), assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55, conducted a search and rescue mission for survivors of a capsized Iranian cargo dhow in the north Arabian Gulf..

The Firebolt spotted a life raft, and launched their small boat to investigate.

One survivor from Iranian cargo dhow Abu Al Fazel was recovered by Firebolt and treated for shock and hypothermia. Through Firebolt’s civilian translator, the surviving mariner relayed that the dhow sank in bad weather with six mariners aboard. He confirmed that four were deceased and one missing.

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