Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Navy Conducting SAR Missions After Yemeni Isl Volcano Eruption

RED SEA (Oct. 1, 2007) - A Sailor assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) looks for survivors during a search and rescue operation after a volcanic eruption on the Yemeni island of Jazirat at-Tair. Bainbridge, along with Yemeni Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Dutch Navy, and Portuguese Navy have been conducting the search and rescue efforts since the volcano erupted Sept. 30. Bainbridge is the flagship for Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1 and was in the area when the volcano erupted. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent J. Street)