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A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team arrives on the scene to rescue suspected pirates from the sea for transport back to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).

A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team arrives on the scene to rescue suspected pirates from the sea for transport back to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).

 
 
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GULF OF ADEN (Apr. 10, 2010) A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team arrives on the scene to rescue suspected pirates from the sea for transport back to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland while operating approximately 330 nautical miles off the coast of Djibouti, was fired upon from a skiff manned by suspected pirates. Ashland returned fire and disabled the skiff. USS Ashland is part of the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky) File# 100410-N-1082Z-027

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10/04/2010 - 10/04/2010
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GULF OF ADEN
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U.S. NAVY
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