Tuesday, July 15, 2008

US Navy Comes To Aid Of Ship In Distress

USS Momsen (DDG 92) and its embarked helicopter detachment provided assistance at sea to Motor Vessel Lehmann Timber yesterday. Lehmann Timber experienced trouble with its main engine leaving it unable to operate at sea. Assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Momsen is providing food and water to the motor vessel crew until a tug arrives to tow the Lehmann Timber to Salalah, Oman where it will undergo repairs.
USS Momsen (DDG 92)
The sea state in the area is currently 12-15 feet, with winds in excess of 30 knots. USS Momsen will remain on scene and continue to provide requested assistance until the tug arrives.
MV Lehmann Timber
The crew of Lehmann Timber, recently released by pirates, is reported to be in good condition. Coalition forces have a long standing tradition of helping mariners in distress by providing assistance, such as food, water and rescues at sea. This marks the third time in the past month that Coalition ships have rendered assistance in the Arabian Sea to ships in need.

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