US Navy, Coast Guard Rescue Dhow in Arabian Gulf

first_img March 5, 2012 The Marine Link reports that US Navy and US Coast Guard rescued a dhow in the Arabian Gulf.USS Firebolt (PC 10) and USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) conducted a search and rescue mission for survivors of a capsized Iranian cargo dhow during which the USS Firebolt spotted and rescued a survivor from the cargo dhow.The surviving mariner said that the dhow sank in bad weather with six mariners aboard. Four of the remaining mariners are deceased and one missing.USS Firebolt (PC-10) is the 10th member of the Cyclone-class of coastal patrol boats. She is a 174 ft (53 m) vessel with a crew of approximately 30 sailors, normally homeported at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia. Her armament includes two Mk38 chain guns, two Mk19 automatic grenade launchers, and two .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns, as well as six Stinger missiles. She was laid down on 17 September 1993, launched on 10 June 1994, and commissioned into the Navy on 10 June 1995.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 05, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy, Coast Guard Rescue Dhow in Arabian Gulf View post tag: Gulf View post tag: coast View post tag: Guard US Navy, Coast Guard Rescue Dhow in Arabian Gulf View post tag: Dhow View post tag: News by topic View post tag: rescue View post tag: Arabian Share this articlelast_img

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