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MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015) A Sailor takes a woman to medical staff aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015) A Sailor takes a woman to medical staff aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).

USS Rushmore Aids 65 People at Sea

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) rendered assistance to 65 people on makeshift bamboo rafts in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi June 10. Shipboard lookouts spotted the distressed persons waving orange and white flags. Rushmore’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Thomas Stephens, ordered the launch of a small boat with two search and rescue swimmers to provide assistance. Rushmore Sailors discovered 65 people on sinking bamboo rafts tied together with no means of propulsion, food or water.

Sailors and Marines brought all 65 people on board the Rushmore for medical attention and will coordinate with local officials for their well-being.

MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015) Distressed persons wait to be rescued by Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) in the Pacific Ocean.
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015) Distressed persons wait to be rescued by Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) in the Pacific Ocean.
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015)  A Sailor takes a woman to medical staff aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015) A Sailor takes a woman to medical staff aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015)  U.S. Navy corpsmen assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit provide medical attention to a woman aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015) U.S. Navy corpsmen assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit provide medical attention to a woman aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 11, 2015) Lance Cpl. Jasmine Castaneda comforts a child aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) after he was rescued from a sinking craft in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 11, 2015) Lance Cpl. Jasmine Castaneda comforts a child aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) after he was rescued from a sinking craft in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015)  Sailors from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group help distressed person board the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) in the Pacific Ocean.
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015) Sailors from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group help distressed person board the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) in the Pacific Ocean.
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 10, 2015)  A U.S. Navy corpsman assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit provides medical attention to a woman and a child aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 10, 2015) A U.S. Navy corpsman assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit provides medical attention to a woman and a child aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 10, 2015)  A U.S. Navy corpsman with Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides medical attention to a man aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 10, 2015) A U.S. Navy corpsman with Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides medical attention to a man aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
MAKASSAR STRAIT  (June 10, 2015)  Navy Lt. Diane Hampton, the chaplain for Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, comforts  a woman and children aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015) Navy Lt. Diane Hampton, the chaplain for Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, comforts a woman and children aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015)  A Sailor provides water to a man aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015) A Sailor provides water to a man aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 11, 2015)  U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit rescued individuals ready to be transported to an Indonesian coast guard vessel from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 11, 2015) U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit rescued individuals ready to be transported to an Indonesian coast guard vessel from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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