Iranian Fishermen Going Home

U.S. Navy Rescues Iranians From Burning Fishing Vessel

A United States Navy ship rescued eight Iranian fishermen from a burning boat in the Arabian Sea; gave them food, water and fresh clothing; and delivered them to an Iranian naval vessel two days later, the Navy reported Friday.

The burning fishing boat was sighted on Wednesday, and two SH-60 helicopters from the Antisubmarine Squadron of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group were sent to pick up the fishermen, who had abandoned their boat and were on a life raft.

After a medical examination and a stay of a couple days on the carrier, they were returned to the Iranians on Friday:

Eight mariners board the Iranian navy ship Chiroo from a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman after their vessel was engulfed in flames Aug. 18. The mariners were rescued by two SH-60 helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 and transported to Harry S. Truman, where they were evaluated by medical staff and provided with clothing and food. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

Eight mariners board the Iranian navy ship Chiroo from a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman after their vessel was engulfed in flames Aug. 18. The mariners were rescued by two SH-60 helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 and transported to Harry S. Truman, where they were evaluated by medical staff and provided with clothing and food. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kilho Park.

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  1. Fisherman?

    OR,

    Were they Iranian Red Guard intel folks who faked a fishing boat fire so they could check out the Harry S. Truman?

    Maybe the latest and greatest weapon in the Iranian arsenal, “The Karrer”**, has been designed to take out a carrier.

    **The range of the Karrar is 620 miles and it reportedly can carry up to four cruise missiles, two 250-pound bombs or one 500-pound bomb.

  2. Wow that was sweet of us, I’m sure Iran would have done the same thing……………………

    1. Well, Iran didn’t have problems detaining Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel from the HMS Cornwall and holding them for almost two weeks.

      Or detaining British yacht racers.

      So they have the whole “take people and then return them later” part down. I just wonder if they have the “help people in distress” part as a reason for doing so, or if it’s just nabbing people.

      Either way, what we did was the right thing to do and I’m glad we did it.

  3. “Either way, what we did was the right thing to do and I’m glad we did it.”

    Does that mean the Muslims should be allowed to build their “clutural center/mosque” 2-blocks from ground Zero..cause it’s the right thing to do?

    Just wondering.

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