Combined Maritime Forces' USS Mitscher Assists Vessel in Distress


Story Number: NNS110822-04Release Date: 8/22/2011 9:38:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King, USS Mitscher (DDG 57) Public Affairs

USS MITSCHER, At Sea (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), assigned to Combined Maritime Forces' Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, provided assistance to a vessel in distress Aug. 13.

While conducting maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Mitscher queried the Sri Lankan-flagged cargo vessel Al Habib at 4:45 p.m. (local time).

The Al Habib crew relayed to Mitscher that they were experiencing engineering problems and running low on water.

Members of Mitscher's visit, board, search and seizure team, along with members of a Coast Guard advanced interdiction team embarked aboard Mitscher, transported supplies to Al Habib via rigid-hull inflatable boat.

Mitscher provided two 3-gallon containers of water, four cases of bottled water and 20 loaves of bread to the 17 crew members aboard Al Habib.

CTF 150 is a multinational task force of ships that conduct counter-terrorist, anti-smuggling and general maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean.

For more news from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn77/.

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Crew members aboard the Sri Lankan-flagged cargo vessel Al Habib raise a bag of supplies from a visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57).
110813-N-XQ375-361 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 13, 2011) Crew members aboard the Sri Lankan-flagged cargo vessel Al Habib raise a bag of supplies from a visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and a Coast Guard advanced interdiction team in a rigid hull inflatable boat. Mitscher responded to Al Habib's distress call and provided two three-gallon containers of water, four cases of bottled water, and 20 loaves of bread to the 17 crew members. Mitscher is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven B. King/Released)
August 22, 2011
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