ARABIAN GULF - Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), transfer six rescued Filipino mariners to U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Baranof (WPB 1318). John Paul Jones rescued the mariners when their ship, the Liberian-flagged motor vessel (MV) Stolt Valor, caught on fire.
Right now your Navy is 100% on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training in the waters off the coast of Virginia or forward deployed to the South China Sea, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.