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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release #117-12

USS James E. Williams Rescues Iranian Mariners

by Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs

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

The vessel was flying an Iranian flag. 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.

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.

For further questions, please contact U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs Office 011-973-1785-4027 or navcentpao @me.navy.mil

Photos:

120808-N-ZZ999-020 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) A starboard beam view photograph of a dhow flying the 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)

120808-N-ZZ999-020 GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 8, 2012) A starboard beam view photograph of a dhow flying the 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)

 

For further questions, please contact Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs Office at 011-973-1785-4027.
For Naval Support Activity Bahrain at 11-973-1785-4000.
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