Monrovia, Liberia (Aug. 11, 2006) – Crew members aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet ocean tug USNS Apache (T-ATF 172) evacuate personnel from the commercial freighter Tahoma Reefer, while rendering assistance at sea. The fire broke out in Tahoma’s engine room in the early morning hours of Aug 10, 2006. Apache rescued the freighter’s crew and was able to bring the fire under control. Apache is in Liberia to conduct a harbor survey and do repair work on the port of Monrovia’s pier as an ongoing effort to strenghten the United States emerging partnership with this nation. U.S. Navy photo (RELEASED)
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