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U.S. Navy Rescues Iranian Fishermen


One of the Iranian fishermen rescued by the U.S. Navy

One of the Iranian fishermen rescued by the U.S. Navy

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 U.S. Navy reported.

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. The U.S. Navy reported they were transferred on August 20 by small boat to the "Chiroo," an Iranian ship.

(Reuters)
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