While operating in the northern waters of the Gulf, a small vessel capsized in a remote area leaving five Iranian mariners stranded with no one to rescue them. This was the scenario these men faced prior to their chance discovery by the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maui. Rescue did not come to their aid until this 110-foot Coast Guard cutter happened to come across the mariners whose lives were saved by the quick-thinking Coast Guard crew. The crew, who had trained intensely for such a situation, swiftly moved into action in the early morning hours of Oct. 11, while assigned to Combined Task Force 152.
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Garett Brada stands with Capt. John Kenyon, commander Activities Europe, along with other members of the command. Photo by Jaime Goloyugo. Hawaii’s second biggest island, Maui, is known for its dazzling sun and striking coastline. But for many in the Coast Guard, a trip to Maui will take you far from
Petty Officer 1st Class William Glenzer stands near one of the small boats used for training Iraqi Coastal Border Guard students in Umm Qasr, Iraq. Coast Guard photo. Since 2002, Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia have been conducting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan under tactical control of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet. Six 110-foot