American missile destroyer provides assistance to the Iranian fishing vessel

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October 26th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– – – translated by Samer Hussein –

The US Navy provided assistance to an Iranian fishing vessel on Wednesday after it was reportedly attacked by pirates south of the Yemeni island of Socotra. 

The navy said in a statement that the Iranian Coast Guard had contacted the US Naval Command in Bahrain to inform them of an Iranian fishing boat being attacked by pirates while sailing south of the Yemeni island of Socotra. 

The international naval forces which are deployed in the area to combat piracy, were asked to intervene and help the fishing vessel and its crew. 

Accompanied by the Japanese destroyer JS Amagiri, the American guided missile destroyer USS Howard then rushed to the scene. 

The intervention team of the US destroyer provided the Iranian fishermen with necessary water and food supplies and repaired some parts of the vessel that got damaged during the attack.

It also provided medical assistance to the three wounded Iranian fishermen.

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