GULF OF OMAN
- Guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) provided assistance to 16 mariners on an Iranian flagged fishing vessel, Feb. 3 in the Gulf of Oman.
After establishing communications with the fishing vessel, Cape St. George learned the vessel's engine had stopped running.
|GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 3, 2011) An Iranian fishing vessel carrying 16 mariners gets underway after receiving fuel, food and water from guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Cape St. George is deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Kenneth D. Tate/Released)|
A vessel boarding team was deployed on a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from Cape St. George to assess the situation, followed by a second RHIB with a rescue and assistance team who determined the vessel had run out of fuel. Cape St. George transferred fuel, food and water to the vessel enabling it to get underway.
This is the second vessel Cape St. George has assisted this week.
On 31 Jan, they assisted Iranian mariners whose vessel was taking on water until they could be transferred to an Iranian Customs Vessel which was operating in the area. Related Article.
Cape St. George is deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security operations.