Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

US Navy ship rescues Iranian fishermen

Way to go, Gonzo!

A U.S. Navy warship helped rescue the six crewmen of an Iranian commercial boat in the Gulf after the small craft had been adrift without power for 10 days, the Navy said on Wednesday.

The Navy said the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez, deployed in the Gulf in support of joint maritime security operations with other Western warships, spotted the small Iranian dhow on Tuesday and rescued its crewmen after they had been adrift for 10 days.