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    Bataan responds to vessel in distress

    Bataan responds to vessel in distress

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht | Sailors in the medical department of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS...... read more read more

    AEGEAN SEA, USAFRICOM, AT SEA

    03.08.2014

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    USS Bataan (LHD 5)

    By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark Hays
    USS Bataan

    AEGEAN SEA — The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) received a distress call at 1029 today.

    When Bataan’s Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter arrived on scene the Hellenic Coast Guard was responding to a grounded Turkish Flagged Container Vessel, Yusuf Cepnioglu. The SAR team observed the Turkish vessel listing.

    Upon request for assistance, the aircraft lowered a rescue swimmer and recovered two Turkish mariners and returned to Bataan. The rescued mariners were assessed by Bataan’s medical team, and were transferred to the Hellenic Coast Guard.

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    Date Taken: 03.08.2014
    Date Posted: 03.08.2014 11:10
    Story ID: 121716
    Location: AEGEAN SEA, USAFRICOM, AT SEA

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    Bataan responds to vessel in distress