Today a United States Coast Guard ship successfully rescued the crew from an Iranian ship that was in trouble in the Persian Gulf. The ship was apparently suffering from some sort of mechanical failure as well as crew sickness and as part of a humanitarian effort towards Iran the U.S. Coast Guard decided to rescue the crew. The surprising part of this story is that this is the second time it has happened to this specific ship in the last few weeks but the good news is that everyone survived just fine in both instances.
The ship was located just 50 miles off the coast when a distress call was heart. The Coast Guard immediately sprung into action executing their emergency preparedness plans to rescue the group of mariners from the troubled boat. Upon arriving on the scene the Coast Guard cutter found that the ship was carrying a full crew in need of rescue and they promptly took the men aboard and returned them to their home port.
Stories like this don’t occur often so when it happens twice to the same crew in such a short period there is definitely something special going on. The crew was very happy to have been rescued both times by the Coast Guard and despite the duplicate miraculous rescue the men say that they were simply doing their job by responding to a distress call when needed.