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Germantown Provides Assistance to Iranian Dhow

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Story Number: NNS071227-01

From Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet Public Affairs

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) provided assistance to an Iranian fishing dhow Dec. 27 in the Arabian Sea.

A boarding team from Germantown visit, board, search and seizure team supplied the crew of 33 mariners with water. All mariners appeared to be in good health and no other assistance was required.

Germantown is currently conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

MSO help set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment, as well as complement the counterterrorism and security efforts of regional nations. These operations seek to disrupt violent extremists' use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material.

For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/cusnc/.

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