Login

 

Forgot password?
Vote
Will Russian Black Sea Fleet leave Ukrainian territory in the near future?
 Hope so
 No
 Never!
History of votings
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards frigate training Gulf of Aden Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei procurements policy Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg France financing tests Bulava Yury Dolgoruky US Navy Serdiukov cruise Mediterranean Zvezdochka NATO innovations United Shipbuilding Corporation Indian Navy Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiral Gorshkov Admiralteyskie Verfi Mistral Vladivostok accident hijacking corvettes overhaul anniversary Russia - France Admiral Kuznetsov Rosoboronexport Vysotsky ceremony event Yantar Severomorsk defense order negotiations conflict aircraft China deployment naval aviation Black Sea Putin investigations Varyag coast guard Novorossiysk Vikramaditya landing craft crime marines Far East Severnaya Verf meeting scandals memorials traditions Syria statistics escort South Korea Japan Neustrashimy Yasen tenders Marshal Shaposhnikov convoys Admiral Chabanenko Ukrainian Navy Chirkov Severodvinsk problems reinforcement tension tragedy firings technology hostages Baltic Sea Caspian Flotilla Moskva search and rescue frontier service Almaz upgrade provocation court Dmitry Donskoy keel laying rumors Turkey helicopters Kilo class Kaliningrad shipwreck Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta Petr Veliky World War II death Rubin Admiral Vinogradov Norway launching delivery patrols

 

Search
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
 
Tell a friend Print version

American Destroyer Rescued Iranian Sailors

American Destroyer Rescued Iranian Sailors 09.08.2012
Text: Dni.Ru
Photo: ITAR-TASS
American destroyer USS James E. Williams came to rescue of Iranian vessel broken into flame in the Gulf of Oman, reports online newspaper Dni.Ru. Twelve men including two citizens of Pakistan were evacuated from the distressed ship.

All sufferers are getting appropriate medical care and waiting for transfer to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, reports ITAR-TASS citing a US Navy's spokesman. After that, rescued sailors will be delivered to their homeland.

It is not the first time American ships saved distressed Iranian sailors. For one, destroyer USS Kidd in Jan 2012 released crewmen of Iranian fishing schooner captured and held hostages by Somali pirates for 40 days. Shortly before that, Tehran notified Washington about inadmissibility of military presence off Iranian coast.

Back to the list


Related Information:





Back to news list