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Post time 2012-1-11 06:12:36 |Display all floors
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An Iranian mariner greets a U.S. Coast Guardsmen assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy (WPB-1326). Monomoy rendered assistance to six Iranian mariners who had to abandon their dhow, Ya-Hussayn, after its engine room flooded. Monomoy is assigned to Commander, Task Force 55, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)



(AP)  
WASHINGTON - A U.S. Coast Guard cutter rescued six Iranian mariners from a vessel in distress in the Gulf, the second time in less than a week that the American military has come to the aid of Iranians at sea, an official said Tuesday.

Pentagon press secretary George Little said the Iranians aboard a cargo dhow about 50 miles southeast of the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr used flares and flashlights to hail the cutter Monomoy at 3 a.m. local time Tuesday. The vessel's master indicated that his engine room was flooding and "deemed not seaworthy," Little said.


Little said one Iranian suffered burn injuries apparently as a result of the engine problem and was receiving medical assistance aboard the Monomoy.


He said it was not immediately clear how the Coast Guard would arrange for the Iranians' return.


The Monomoy is assigned to a naval task force of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.


Last Thursday, the U.S. Navy rescued 13 Iranian fishermen who had been held captive by pirates in the northern Arabian Sea for more than 40 days.


A port beam view photograph of the Iran-flagged dhow, Ya-Hussayn, taken from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy (WPB-1326). The cutter rendered assistance to six Iranian mariners who had to abandon the Ya-Hussayn after its engine room flooded. Monomoy is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility

(Credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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That rescue came just days after Tehran warned the United States to keep its warships out of the Gulf. The fishermen were sent on their way, and the 15 pirates were taken aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis.

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Post time 2012-1-11 16:12:29 |Display all floors
What!? More humanitarian acts by the United States 5th fleet? And the Iranian civilians so thankful?

One can only hope that the current Iranian hardline government is taking notes on being human.

But one doubts it.

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Post time 2012-1-11 16:15:38 |Display all floors
lotusfly7 Post time: 2012-1-11 16:12
What!? More humanitarian acts by the United States 5th fleet? And the Iranian civilians so thankful? ...

Peter Ass and Tim Butt will call this a conspiracy.

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Post time 2012-1-11 16:18:18 |Display all floors
grb Post time: 2012-1-11 16:15
Peter Ass and Tim Butt will call this a conspiracy.

Sure they will, but we all know better.

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Post time 2012-1-11 16:23:06 |Display all floors
People being grateful for being saved, how odd! surely there must be conspiracy somewhere. Maybe jew dolphins made a hole in the hull of the boat?

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Post time 2012-1-11 19:03:28 |Display all floors
Damned racist Americans trying to stop PEACEFUL pirates from taking their rightful bounty.
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Cold Rests the Heart of Darkness.

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Post time 2012-1-11 20:28:36 |Display all floors
Inside job...probably Arab jews disguised as Iranians.....a clear Zionist conspiracy an propaganda
Patria est ubicunque bene/Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit

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