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Rentz Sailor Dies in UAE

By Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs

Jebel Ali, UAE – A Sailor assigned to USS Rentz (FFG 46) sustained fatal injuries due to electric shock while conducting repairs in an auxiliary machinery space at approximately 5:47 p.m. Saturday. Medical responders immediately began attempts to resuscitate the service member and continued to render aid until an ambulance arrived. The service member was transported to Ceders - Jebel Ali International hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m.

The incident is currently under investigation.

The name of the Sailor is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, commanded by Rear Adm. John W. Miller, is comprised of USS Nimitz (CVN 68), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW 11), embarked Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23, and the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65). Ships assigned to DESRON 23 include the destroyers USS Pinckney (DDG 91), USS Sampson (DDG 102) and the frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46).

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