US sailors helped Iran-flagged vessel in distress: coalition

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      A handout picture released on October 15, 2020, by the Combined Maritime Forces shows crew of the USS Winston S. Churchill heading to provide assistance to the Iranian-flagged vessel

      Photo: A handout picture released on October 15, 2020, by the Combined Maritime Forces shows crew of the USS Winston S. Churchill heading to provide assistance to the Iranian-flagged vessel – COMBINED MARITIME FORCES/AFP

      (France24) An American guided-missile destroyer came to the aid of an Iranian flagged vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea, an international maritime coalition said Friday.

      The dhow broke down due to a motor problem and launched a distress call to the USS Winston S. Churchill on Thursday, according to the Combined Maritime Forces.

      “When hailed over bridge-to-bridge radio, the vessel’s crew explained that their engine would not start due to a dead battery and they had run out of food and water,” the coalition said in a statement.

      The missile destroyer’s “boarding team transited to the dhow via a rigid-hull inflatable boat… and conducted an initial seaworthiness inspection. They provided the mariners with food and water,” it added.

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      The Combined Maritime Forces are an anti-piracy patrol, consisting of American, Egyptian, Russian, Chinese, French, British, and Iranian warships. 

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    • #368978
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      “International maritime convention stipulates that ships must assist any boat in distress, regardless of nationality.”

      as they should have.  article says they didn’t have the needed battery so ship referred to omanian forces.

      have to say that boat looks old.  like a pirate ship that lost its mast.

    • #368980
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      In deflating the bombastic rhetoric of the respective governments, and just being people helping other people.

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      Just in case anyone is afraid we’re going soft on terr-rizzem.

    • #368990
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      @coldmountaintrail I’m guessing, but I think that thing has to be at least 90 years old. Can’t tell for sure, though. Also can’t tell if the mast broke off or was removed at some point because a motor was installed.

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    • #368993
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      @gzeush Guess the oligarchy doesn’t want us to know that the US Navy works with the Iranians, Chinese, and Russians on an almost daily basis. I was on a patrol like that in the Straits of Malaaca, between Sumatra and Singapore. Nothing happened around us, but it was crowded. Navigation was hairy. There were Chinese and Russian warships working with us, and this was in like 1990.

      The only people who like pirates are filmmakers.

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