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Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) tow a disabled skiff carrying 52 Somali migrants.

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) tow a disabled skiff carrying 52 Somali migrants.

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GULF OF ADEN (May. 24, 2009) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) tow a disabled skiff carrying 52 Somali migrants. The skiff was spotted in distress by Lake Champlain helicopter pilots while patrolling the area. Lake Champlain is deployed as part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker) File# 090524-N-4774B-054

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24/05/2009 - 24/05/2009
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GULF OF ADEN
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U.S. NAVY
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