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Somali migrants in a disabled skiff wait for assistance from Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57).

Somali migrants in a disabled skiff wait for assistance from Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57).

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Summary

GULF OF ADEN (May. 24, 2009) Somali migrants in a disabled skiff wait for assistance from Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). The skiff, originally ferrying 52 passengers, was spotted in distress by helicopter pilots assigned to the "Wolfpack" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45 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# 090525-N-4774B-032

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Date

24/05/2009 - 24/05/2009
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Location

GULF OF ADEN
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Source

U.S. NAVY
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