June 13, 2007

Coast Guard in the Persian Gulf

Well...the Persian Gulf has a coast too!
I mentioned this before but it deserves its own post.

USCGC Wrangle operates with Iraqi and Kuwaiti patrol boats.

The US Coast Guard is operating several cutters in the Persian Gulf, enforcing blockades, assisting local navies in training and dealing with coastal pirates and, of course, rescuing any one who needs rescuing.

(Lest we forget, Nathan Bruckenthal, the first active duty Coast Guardsman to die in this long war, was killed while preventing an Iranian suicide boat from hitting the Iraqis offshore oil terminal. )

Note that the picture is from this Australian MOD release which highlights the Aussie contribution.


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