U.S. Navy again rescues 10 Iranian sailors

The U.S. Navy saved 10 Iranian sailors from this burning ship 
By: Moses Gold 

War between the Unites States and Iran can break at any moment, but that didn’t stop the United States from rescuing 10 stranded Iranian sailors at sea.

Strained relations between the U.S. and Iran did not prevent the rescue of 10 Iranian sailors from their ship that went up in flames on Thursday by a U.S. Navy warship.

This is the second rescue of Iranian sailors by the U.S. Navy. The guided missile destroyer USS James E. Williams saved the sailors in the Gulf of Oman, according to Fleet spokesman Lt. Greg Raelson.

"The ship was flying an Iranian flag. The sailors who claim to be from Iran, were well attended and received medical treatment on the James E. Williams," said Lt. Raelson.

The sailors were transferred to the USS Enterprise, where they received further medical treatment before being transported back to the James E. Williams awaiting repatriation efforts.

The James E. Williams has already been implemented as part of Enterprise Group Carrier Strike Fleet to the area responsible for conducting maritime security operations and advance security cooperation efforts.

In early January, a U.S. Navy ship rescued 13 Iranian sailors hijacked by a fishing boat. The destroyer, the USS Kidd was involved in the action and saved the sailors from the clutches of the pirates near the Strait of Hormuz.

Tensions between Iran and the West have risen over its disputed nuclear program, which has invited economic sanctions. Tehran has also threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz.



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