Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The US Military is there when you need it.

"VICTORIA, Seychelles (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy responded Nov. 7 to a request to dispose of suspected unexploded ordnance left over from a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) that struck the cruise liner Seabourn Spirit during a Nov. 5 attack by pirates near the coast of Somalia."

"Members of U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, Detachment 4, were already in Seychelles to provide support to a previously scheduled port visit by USS Gonzalez. The EOD team met Seabourn Spirit at sea prior to its arrival in port."

It takes most countries 2 days to find out where the Seychelles are, let alone get a properly trained team in place to help. As we saw during the tsunami in the Indian Ocean and the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the US Military is there when you need it.

EODMU 8 Removes Inert RPG Remnant from Cruise Liner


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