Navy News Service
NAPLES, Italy, Oct. 17, 2013 – The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio transferred 128 men to a Maltese offshore patrol vessel today after responding yesterday to a call for help from the Maltese government.
The San Antonio was a little more than 60 nautical miles away when directed to assist, and the ship’s sailors transferred the men from their raft, using two 11-man, rigid-hull inflatable boats. The crew then provided them with food, water, medical attention and shelter until they were transferred to the Maltese vessel.
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