June 29, 2013

USS Philippine Sea Rescues Tanker Crew

The USS Philippine Sea recently had a chance to prove itself when it aided in the rescue of the ship Brilliante Virtuoso. Apparently, the Brilliante Virtuoso, a carrier for crude oil was attacked by pirates early Wednesday (July 6th) morning.


USS Philippine Sea Rescues Tanker Crew

While the ship was able to fend off the attack, they still suffered enough damage to lead to a fire, and that is where the Philippine Sea comes in. While the Sea found no evidence of pirates when they arrived, they did find the Virtuoso’s crew in a life raft a short way from the ship, and were able to save all 26 crew members.

Navy.mil – Official Navy Website

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