USS James E. Williams Rescues Iranian Mariners


Story Number: NNS120808-14Release Date: 8/8/2012 6:39:00 PM
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From Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs

USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) rescued 10 mariners from their burning vessel in the Gulf of Oman Aug 8.

The mariners - who claim to be Iranian - are being well cared for, receiving medical treatment and awaiting transport to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), which is coordinating the repatriation efforts.

The vessel was flying an Iranian flag.

James E. Williams is currently deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

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120808-N-ZZ999-021 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) A starboard beam view photograph of a dhow flying an Iranian-flag, taken from the USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). The James E. Williams rendered assistance to 10 Iranian mariners who had to abandon their burning vessel. James E. Williams is currently deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
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