The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 21, 2003) -- Photographers Mate 2nd Class Richard Moore, assigned to the U.S. Navys Fleet Combat Camera Group Pacific, photographs Iraqi mines that were found hidden aboard a shipping barge intercepted, boarded, and inspected by Coalition Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) and Vessel Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) teams from the patrol craft USS Chinook (PC 9) in the early hours of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraqs weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 1st Class William F. Gowdy.
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