US Navy rescues Iranian fishermen, returns to Iran

Aug 20 (Reuters) – A ship with the U.S. Navy’s Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group rescued eight Iranian fishermen from a burning ship in the Arabian Sea, gave them food, water and fresh clothing and delivered them to an Iranian naval vessel two days later, the Navy reported on Friday.
The burning fishing boat was sighted on Wednesday and two SH-60 helicopters from the group’s Antisubmarine Squadron were dispatched to pick up the mariners, who had abandoned the burning boat by life raft.
The Iranians were transported by helicopter to the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, where they were examined by doctors who determined they were in good condition with no significant injuries. They were assigned temporary sleeping quarters aboard the ship while Iranian authorities arranged to pick them up.


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