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Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) use a rigid-hulled inflatable boat to approach a dhow needing assistance.
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GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 7, 2009) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) use a rigid-hulled inflatable boat to approach a dhow needing assistance. The Sailors boarded the dhow to assist local fishermen in an attempt to repair their engine. Vella Gulf is the flagship for Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national task force conducting counterpiracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

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