Inshore Boat Unit 27
IBU 27 is made up of more than 30 Reservists, part of Naval Coastal Warfare Group 2 based out of Williamsburg, Va. The unit arrived in Rota in June 2002 after completing their deployment in Yemen.
IBU 27 was deployed to Yemen in 2000 following the bombing of the USS Cole. It provided harbor defense while the Cole was prepared for transport back to the US.
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