Coast Guard ship rescues 6 Iranian mariners in Persian Gulf

PERSIAN GULF — A U.S. Coast Guard ship, assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55, rendered aid to six Iranian mariners from a distressed vessel in the North Persian Gulf on Tuesday. At approximately 3:00 a.m. local time, the Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy was operating in the area when it was hailed by flares and flashlights from the Iranian cargo dhow, Ya-Hussayn. The dhow’s master requested assistance...

Coast Guardsmen train Iraqi navy crews

UMM QASR, Iraq — The Coast Guard Cutter Adak conducted training with Iraqi navy units here Wednesday, during the first port visit made by a U.S. military ship since the end of Operation New Dawn and the end of the war in Iraq. Adak crewmembers provided training to their Iraqi counterparts in subjects including voyage planning, navigation and towing operations. Iraqi navy sailors toured the Adak,...