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A visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) approach a skiff during maritime security operations. The stateless skiff was found carrying a shipment of over 1,000 illicit weapons.

A visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destro...

GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 28, 2018) A visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) approach a skiff during maritime security operations. The stateless skiff was fo... more

Crewmembers of the USS O'Bannon (DD 987) Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) check their gear as they prepare to conduct a Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) training exercise

Crewmembers of the USS O'Bannon (DD 987) Visit Board Search and Seizur...

Pacific Ocean (Jun. 12, 2003) Crewmembers of the USS O'Bannon (DD 987) Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) check their gear as they prepare to conduct a Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) training exe... more

Crewmembers assigned to the Spruance-class destroyer USS O'Bannon (DD 987) Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure team (VBSS), depart the ship to conduct a Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) exercise

Crewmembers assigned to the Spruance-class destroyer USS O'Bannon (DD ...

Pacific Ocean (Jun. 17, 2003) Crewmembers assigned to the Spruance-class destroyer USS O'Bannon (DD 987) Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure team (VBSS), depart the ship to conduct a Maritime Interdiction Operati... more

A Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure Team (VBSS) boat assigned to the U.S. Navy guided missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), stands by

A Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure Team (VBSS) boat assigned to the ...

Arabian Gulf (Jun. 24, 2003) A Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure Team (VBSS) boat assigned to the U.S. Navy guided missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), stands by while the balance of the 15 person tea... more

Torpedoman 1st Class Jim Macchiarella from Rapid City, S.D., assigned to the U.S. Navy guided missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure Team (VBSS) climbs a rope ladder

Torpedoman 1st Class Jim Macchiarella from Rapid City, S.D., assigned ...

Arabian Gulf (Jun. 24, 2003) Torpedoman 1st Class Jim Macchiarella from Rapid City, S.D., assigned to the U.S. Navy guided missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure Team (... more

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) return aboard their Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) after conducting Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), with an unidentified Dhow while on patrol aboard the USN ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS (FLIGHT IIA): GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER, USS BUCKELEY (DDG 84) (not shown), in the Arabian Sea in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to the Visit Board Search and Seizure t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Brien Aho, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

A US Navy (USN) Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) from the USS BULKELEY (DDG-84) approaches a Dhow or wooden boat in a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) in order to conduct a Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) in support of the global war on terrorism

A US Navy (USN) Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) from the US...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Brien Aho, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined... more

The Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) assigned to USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) approaches a Dhow in a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB).

The Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) assigned to USS Bulkele...

Arabian Gulf (Apr. 23, 2004) The Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) assigned to USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) approaches a Dhow in a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) while conducting Maritime Interdiction Oper... more

The Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) assigned to USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) departs a Dhow in a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB).

The Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) assigned to USS Bulkele...

Arabian Gulf (Apr. 23, 2004) The Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) assigned to USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) departs a Dhow in a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) while conducting Maritime Interdiction Operati... more

Lt. j.g. Kyle Kramer leads a Vessel Board Search and Seizure team from USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41).

Lt. j.g. Kyle Kramer leads a Vessel Board Search and Seizure team from...

Gulf of Oman (Apr. 28, 2004) Lt. j.g. Kyle Kramer leads a Vessel Board Search and Seizure team from USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) during a search of a fishing dhow and talks with local fishermen prior to conducti... more

A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51), prepares to board a Panamanian vessel for a simulated medical call during PANAMAX 2005.

A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the U.S. Navy guided missil...

Caribbean Sea (Aug. 10, 2005) A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51), prepares to board a Panamanian vessel for a simulated medical call duri... more

A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51), prepares to board a Panamanian vessel for a simulated medical call during PANAMAX 2005.

A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the U.S. Navy guided missil...

Caribbean Sea (Aug. 10, 2005) A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51), prepares to board a Panamanian vessel for a simulated medical call duri... more

A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51), prepares to board a Panamanian vessel for a simulated medical call during PANAMAX 2005.

A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the U.S. Navy guided missil...

Caribbean Sea (Aug. 10, 2005) A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51), prepares to board a Panamanian vessel for a simulated medical call duri... more

U.S. Navy Sailors from the guided missile cruiser USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51) bring a rigid hull inflatable boat around to pick up a Visit Board Search and Seizure Team for a drill during PANAMAX 2005.

U.S. Navy Sailors from the guided missile cruiser USS Thomas S. Gates ...

Caribbean Sea (Aug. 10, 2005) U.S. Navy Sailors from the guided missile cruiser USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51) bring a rigid hull inflatable boat around to pick up a Visit Board Search and Seizure Team for a drill... more

Boatswain's Mates recover the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) after Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Team (VBSS) performed a drill aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54).

Boatswain's Mates recover the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) after...

Atlantic Ocean (May. 04, 2006) Boatswain's Mates recover the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) after Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Team (VBSS) performed a drill aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Curti... more

The Visiting, Boarding, Search and Seizure Team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) launches a rigid hull inflatable boat during Exercise Frontier Sentinel.

The Visiting, Boarding, Search and Seizure Team from the guided-missil...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 14, 2006) The Visiting, Boarding, Search and Seizure Team from the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) launches a rigid hull inflatable boat during Exercise Frontier Sentinel, off ... more

The Visiting, Boarding, Search and Seizure Team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) approaches a vessel of interest.

The Visiting, Boarding, Search and Seizure Team assigned to the guided...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 14, 2006) The Visiting, Boarding, Search and Seizure Team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) approaches a vessel of interest (VOI), played by the Military Sealift C... more

On board the bridge of the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke Class (Flight I) Guided Missile Destroyer, USS CARNEY (DDG 64), a Colombian Navy Sailor (right) assigned to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Team, from the Colombian Navy Almirante Padilla Class (Type FS 1500) Class Corvette; ARC CALDAS (CM 52), questions U.S. Navy ENSIGN Jason Thomas during an exercise conducted on Aug. 25, 2006, while underway in the Pacific Ocean participating in the at-sea portion of the Panamax 2006 Exercise. Panamax is a multinational training exercise tailored to the defense of the Panama Canal, involving civil and military forces from the region. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class...

On board the bridge of the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke Class (Flight I) Gu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: On board the bridge of the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke Class (Flight I) Guided Missile Destroyer, USS CARNEY (DDG 64), a Colombian N... more

A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the Ecuadorian Navy Surface Combatant Ship Esmeralda Class Corvette EL ORO (CM 14) conduct training aboard a merchant vessel during exercise PANAMAX 2006 in the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 27, 2006. PANAMAX brings together civil, naval and air forces from 18 countries to conduct multi-national training. It is designed to improve security and defense of the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Christopher Perez) (Released)

A Visit Board Search and Seizure team from the Ecuadorian Navy Surface...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Corvette El Oro (CM 14) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Christopher Perez, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Fire Controlman 1st Class Anthony Rosa assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) visit, board, search and seizure team holds a position during a noncompliant boarding exercise.

Fire Controlman 1st Class Anthony Rosa assigned to the guided missile ...

Pacific Ocean (Sep. 09, 2006) Fire Controlman 1st Class Anthony Rosa assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) visit, board, search and seizure team holds a position during a noncompliant boa... more

A U.S. Navy Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team in a Rigid-hull Inflatable Boat, departs the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS HOPPER (DDG 70), to prepare for a noncompliant boarding exercise on Sep. 9, 2006 in the Pacific Ocean. The HOPPER is on a scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security and the Global War on Terrorism.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class John L. Beeman (Released)

A U.S. Navy Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team in a Rigid-hull Infl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 John L. Beeman, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photogr... more

Members of guided missile destroyer USS O�Kane�s (DDG 77) Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) use a rigid hull inflatable boat to conduct maritime interdiction operations training.

Members of guided missile destroyer USS O�Kane�s (DDG 77) Visit Board ...

Pacific Ocean (Sep. 23, 2006) Members of guided missile destroyer USS OKanes (DDG 77) Visit Board Search and Seizure team (VBSS) use a rigid hull inflatable boat to conduct maritime interdiction operations trai... more

U.S. Navy Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team, armed with Blueguns, firearm simulators, set out on board a rigid hull inflatable boat to board a simulated suspicious vessel on Oct. 13, 2006. The Sailors are assigned to the U.S. Navy (USN) Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate USS GARY (FFG 51). (U.S. Navy photo by Information Systems Technician Second Class Scott Parish) (Released)

U.S. Navy Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team, armed with Blueguns, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tokyo Bay Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: IT2 Scott Parish, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital ... more

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Robert Barrios performs duties as Coxwain (under instruction) while taking a visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63).

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Robert Barrios performs duties as Coxwain (...

Philippine Sea (Oct. 23, 2006) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Robert Barrios performs duties as Coxwain (under instruction) while taking a visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer... more

A visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) and a Philippine Navy Special Operations Group (NAVSOG) prepare to conduct training off the coast of the Philippines.

A visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to guided-missile de...

Philippine Sea (Oct. 23, 2006) A visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) and a Philippine Navy Special Operations Group (NAVSOG) prepare to conduct train... more

 A visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) and a Philippine Navy Special Operations Group (NAVSOG) board a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB).

A visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to guided-missile d...

Philippine Sea (Oct. 23, 2006) A visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) and a Philippine Navy Special Operations Group (NAVSOG) board a rigid hull infla... more

U.S. Navy (USN) members, armed with firearm simulators, of the visit, board, search, and seizure team, assigned to the USN Whidbey Island Class Dock Landing Ship USS TORTUGA (LSD 46), search for simulated stowaways, aboard the shipΘs assigned berthing barge during a drill on Oct. 26, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Second Class David J. Ham) (Released)

U.S. Navy (USN) members, armed with firearm simulators, of the visit, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Tortuga (LSD 46) Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 David J. Ham, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

 Lt. j.g. Nick Fleming stands as a rear guard for the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Lt. j.g. Nick Fleming stands as a rear guard for the visit, board, se...

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Mar. 13, 2007) Lt. j.g. Nick Fleming stands as a rear guard for the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). The joint exercise between Japan M... more

Sailors from Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Kanimbla (LPA 51), part of the ship�s visit, board, search and seizure team, prepare to board a suspicious merchant vessel during boarding drills.

Sailors from Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Kanimbla (LPA 51), part o...

SHOALWATER BAY, Australia (Jun. 23, 2007) Sailors from Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Kanimbla (LPA 51), part of the ships visit, board, search and seizure team, prepare to board a suspicious merchant vessel d... more

Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) watch the sun rise over one of Iraq's oil platforms.

Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard d...

PERSIAN GULF (Jul. 20, 2007) Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) watch the sun rise over one of Iraq's oil platforms. Rushmore is conduct... more

Members of the Mobile Security Squadron 3 visit, board, search and seizure team clear the weather deck of a vessel

Members of the Mobile Security Squadron 3 visit, board, search and sei...

CORONADO, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2007) Members of the Mobile Security Squadron 3 visit, board, search and seizure team clear the weather deck of a vessel during exercise Seahawk 2007. Seahawk 2007 is a joint maritime... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare to board Porter via hook and ladder during a training exercise.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guide...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 21, 2007) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) prepare to board Porter via hook and ladder during a training exercise.... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) are briefed prior to conducting an exercise.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-mis...

INDIAN OCEAN (Sep. 21, 2007) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) are briefed prior to conducting an exercise. Porter is conducting maritime o... more

Team members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) prepare to visit to a fishing dhow as part of an interaction patrol.

Team members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to ...

PERSIAN GULF (Sep. 26, 2007) Team members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) prepare to visit to a fishing dhow as part of an interaction patrol. T... more

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Anthony Henderson watches as a rigid hull inflatable boat departs guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) loaded with members of Porter's visit, board, search and seizure team.

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Anthony Henderson watches as a rigid hull i...

INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 06, 2007) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Anthony Henderson watches as a rigid hull inflatable boat departs guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) loaded with members of Porter's visit, boar... more

The guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transits the Persian Gulf at sunset as her visit, board, search and seizure team embarks to conduct boarding operations.

The guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transits the Persian ...

PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 13, 2007) The guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transits the Persian Gulf at sunset as her visit, board, search and seizure team embarks to conduct boarding operations. Vicksburg i... more

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Donald C. Winter speaks with Sailors of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69).

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Donald C. Winter speaks w...

PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 24, 2007) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Donald C. Winter speaks with Sailors of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69... more

Two members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley's (DDG 84) visit, boarding, search and seizure team communicate during a simulated real-life boarding aboard training support vessel Prevail (TSV 1).

Two members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley's (DDG 84) vi...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 02, 2007) Two members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley's (DDG 84) visit, boarding, search and seizure team communicate during a simulated real-life boarding aboard training supp... more

Members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley's (DDG 84) visit, boarding, search and seizure team climb aboard training support vessel Prevail (TSV 1) for a simulated real-life boarding.

Members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley's (DDG 84) visit,...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 02, 2007) Members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley's (DDG 84) visit, boarding, search and seizure team climb aboard training support vessel Prevail (TSV 1) for a simulated real-... more

A member of USS Gonzalez's (DDG 64) visit, boarding, search and seizure team stands look-out as they take part in an actual real-time night boarding simulation of the training support vessel Prevail (TSV 1).

A member of USS Gonzalez's (DDG 64) visit, boarding, search and seizur...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 04, 2007) A member of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez's (DDG 64) visit, boarding, search and seizure team stands look-out as they take part in an actual real-time night boarding s... more

Members of USS Gonzalez's (DDG 64) visit, boarding, search and seizure team stand look-out as they take part in an actual real-time night boarding simulation of the training support vessel Prevail (TSV 1).

Members of USS Gonzalez's (DDG 64) visit, boarding, search and seizure...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 04, 2007) Members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez's (DDG 64) visit, boarding, search and seizure team stand look-out as they take part in an actual real-time night boarding sim... more

A member of USS Gonzalez's (DDG 64) visit, boarding, search and seizure team embarks the training support vessel Prevail (TSV 1) for a real-time night simulation boarding exercise.

A member of USS Gonzalez's (DDG 64) visit, boarding, search and seizur...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 04, 2007) A member of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez's (DDG 64) visit, boarding, search and seizure team embarks the training support vessel Prevail (TSV 1) for a real-time night... more

Amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville's (LPD 13) visit, boarding, search and seizure team embarks towards the training support vessel Prevail (TSV 1) for a real-time compliant boarding simulation

Amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville's (LPD 13) visit, boardin...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 10, 2007) Amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville's (LPD 13) visit, boarding, search and seizure team embarks towards the training support vessel Prevail (TSV 1) for a real-time compli... more

Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team from the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), board the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oilier USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).

Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team from the...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 05, 2008) Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team from the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), board the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oilier U... more

Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team from the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) board the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oilier USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).

Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team from the...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 05, 2008) Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team from the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) board the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oilier US... more

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Villafuerte, left, and Chief Gunner's Mate Curtis Staybrook, both members of the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visit, board, search and seizure team, investigate an oil tanker

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Villafuerte, left, and Chief Gunne...

PERSIAN GULF (Feb. 06, 2008) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Villafuerte, left, and Chief Gunner's Mate Curtis Staybrook, both members of the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visit, board, searc... more

Storekeeper 3rd Class Devon Headley, a member of the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visit, board, search and seizure team, stands watch.

Storekeeper 3rd Class Devon Headley, a member of the guided-missile fr...

PERSIAN GULF (Feb. 06, 2008) Storekeeper 3rd Class Devon Headley, a member of the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visit, board, search and seizure team, stands watch during an inspection of an oil ... more

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Villafuerte, front, and Operations Specialist 2nd Class Adrian Perez, both members of the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visit, board, search and seizure team, scan the deck of an oil tanke

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Villafuerte, front, and Operations...

PERSIAN GULF (Feb. 06, 2008) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Villafuerte, front, and Operations Specialist 2nd Class Adrian Perez, both members of the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visit, boa... more

Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class Joshua Vanhooser, a member of the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visit, board, search and seizure team, climbs the accommodation ladder.

Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class Joshua Vanhooser, a member of the g...

PERSIAN GULF (Feb. 06, 2008) Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class Joshua Vanhooser, a member of the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visit, board, search and seizure team, climbs the accommodation lad... more

Sailors from the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) watch as a member of the ship's visit, board, search and seizure team descends a Jacobs ladder into a rigid hull inflatable boat to inspect an oil tanker.

Sailors from the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) watch as...

PERSIAN GULF (Feb. 06, 2008) Sailors from the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) watch as a member of the ship's visit, board, search and seizure team descends a Jacobs ladder into a rigid hull inflat... more

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Villafuerte, a member of the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visit, board, search and seizure team, secures a machine gun to its mount on a rigid-hull inflatable boat while being lowered from the ship.

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Villafuerte, a member of the guide...

PERSIAN GULF (Feb. 18, 2008) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Matthew Villafuerte, a member of the guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) visit, board, search and seizure team, secures a machine gun to its mou... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the French frigate Guepratte (F714) prepare to inspect a dhow in the Arabian Sea while coordinating with the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81).

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the F...

ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 19, 2008) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the French frigate Guepratte (F714) prepare to inspect a dhow in the Arabian Sea while coordinating with the guided-m... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) prepare to inspect a dhow in the Gulf of Aden.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the g...

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 21, 2008) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) prepare to inspect a dhow in the Gulf of Aden. While aboard the dho... more

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) approach the ship in a rigid hull inflatable boat during a Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 evaluation of their tactics.

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team aboard the guide...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 13, 2008) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) approach the ship in a rigid hull inflatable boat during a Des... more

Members of the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) visit, board, search and seizure team ride their rigid-hull inflatable boat.

Members of the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) visit, b...

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Mar. 18, 2008) Members of the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) visit, board, search and seizure team ride their rigid-hull inflatable boat towards the amphibious transport dock ... more

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Jordan Wild, assigned to Helicopter Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Team 1, practices rappelling in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Jordan Wild, assigned to Helicopter Visit, Boa...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 03, 2008) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Jordan Wild, assigned to Helicopter Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Team 1, practices rappelling in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team depart the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) in a ridged hull inflatable boat.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team depart the Arleig...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 12, 2008) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team depart the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) in a ridged hull inflatable boat. Howard and the Ro... more

The visit, boarding, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) prepare to board after completing training operations.

The visit, boarding, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-m...

INDIAN OCEAN (Apr. 24, 2008) The visit, boarding, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) prepare to board after completing training operations. U.S. Navy photo b... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) steams through the Gulf in a ridged-hull inflatable boat to approach fishing dhows during approach operations.

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-miss...

PERSIAN GULF (Apr. 24, 2008) The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) steams through the Gulf in a ridged-hull inflatable boat to assist fishing dhow... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) steams the Pacific in a rigid-hull inflatable boat.

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious ...

OKINAWA, Japan (Apr. 25, 2008) The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) steams the Pacific in a rigid-hull inflatable boat to prepare fo... more

Engineman 3rd Class Jimmy Seechang, along with the visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), climb down to a waiting rigid-hull inflatable boat.

Engineman 3rd Class Jimmy Seechang, along with the visit, board, searc...

OKINAWA, Japan (Apr. 25, 2008) Engineman 3rd Class Jimmy Seechang, along with the visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), climb down to a ... more

Engineman 3rd Class Jimmy S. Seechang, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), leads the team aboard the Japanese tug Awasemaru.

Engineman 3rd Class Jimmy S. Seechang, a member of the visit, board, s...

BUCKNER BAY, Okinawa (Apr. 25, 2008) Engineman 3rd Class Jimmy S. Seechang, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), leads t... more

embers of the helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participate in a small arms qualification on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4).

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PERSIAN GULF (May. 07, 2008) Members of the helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participate in a small arms qualification on the flight... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) board landing craft utility (LCU) 1650 during a training exercise.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the g...

PERSIAN GULF (May. 07, 2008) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) board landing craft utility (LCU) 1650 during a training exercise.... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) participate in a training exercise aboard landing craft utility (LCU) 1650.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the g...

PERSIAN GULF (May. 07, 2008) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) participate in a training exercise aboard landing craft utility (L... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Squadron (MESRON) 2 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) approach the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4).

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PERSIAN GULF (May. 07, 2008) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Squadron (MSRON) 2 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) approach... more

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) prepare to board landing craft utility (LCU) 1650 during a training exercise.

Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the g...

PERSIAN GULF (May. 07, 2008) Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) prepare to board landing craft utility (LCU) 1650 during a trainin... more

Members of the helicopter, visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Squadron (MESRON) 2, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), question a vessel's craft master.

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PERSIAN GULF (May. 07, 2008) Members of the helicopter, visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Squadron (MSRON) 2, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN... more

Members of the helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participate in a small arms qualification on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4).

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PERSIAN GULF (May. 07, 2008) Members of the helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participate in a small arms qualification on the flight... more

Members of the helicopter, visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Squadron (MESRON) 2 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) board Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1659.

Members of the helicopter, visit, board, search and seizure team assig...

PERSIAN GULF (May. 07, 2008) Members of the helicopter, visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Squadron (MSRON) 2 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN ... more

Members of the helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) perform a helicopter rope suspension maneuver out of an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter.

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PERSIAN GULF (May. 09, 2008) Members of the helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) perform a helicopter rope suspension maneuver out of an MH-60 Se... more

Members of the helicopter visit, board, search, and seizure team of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) stand by after performing a fast-rope descent from an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter.

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PERSIAN GULF (May. 09, 2008) Members of the helicopter visit, board, search, and seizure team of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) stand by after performing a fast-rope descent from an MH-60 Sea... more

Members of the helicopter visit, board, search, and seizure team of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) perform a helicopter rope suspension maneuver.

Members of the helicopter visit, board, search, and seizure team of th...

PERSIAN GULF (May. 09, 2008) Members of the helicopter visit, board, search, and seizure team of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) perform a helicopter rope suspension maneuver out of an MH-60... more

Chief Master-at-Arms Arllan Ibit, right, assigned to helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), works with members of the Royal New Zealand ship HMNZS Te Mana's (F111).

Chief Master-at-Arms Arllan Ibit, right, assigned to helicopter visit,...

PERSIAN GULF (May. 13, 2008) Chief Master-at-Arms Arllan Ibit, right, assigned to helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), works with members of... more

Members from helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conduct a boarding exercise.

Members from helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team of the a...

PERSIAN GULF (May. 13, 2008) Members from helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and members of the Royal New Zealand frigate HMNZS Te Mana (F111) ... more

The visit, board, search and seizure team departs the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61).

The visit, board, search and seizure team departs the guided-missile d...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May. 17, 2008) The visit, board, search and seizure team departs the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Ramage is participating in the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group integration ... more

The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the USS Jarrett (FFG 33) heads back to the ship after completing a training exercise.

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PALAWAN, Philippines (May. 30, 2008) The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) heads back to the ship after completing a training exercise with Philippine counterpar... more

Members of the helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Squadron 2 (MESRON 2) speak to Midshipmen.

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GULF OF OMAN (Jun. 03, 2008) Members of the helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Squadron 2 (MSRON 2), embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CV... more

Gunner's Mate Second Class Travis Wilson, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), prepares himself for a maritime security operations drill.

Gunner's Mate Second Class Travis Wilson, a member of the visit, board...

BALTIC SEA (Jun. 16, 2008) Gunner's Mate Second Class Travis Wilson, a member of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), prepares himself for a mariti... more

A visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) conducts a boarding of the dhow Sitara.

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GULF OF OMAN (Jun. 20, 2008) The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) conducts a boarding of the dhow Sitara. Shoup is operating as part of Coalition... more

Master-at-Arms 1st Class Samuel M. Gallaspy, assigned to the helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), begins to rappel.

Master-at-Arms 1st Class Samuel M. Gallaspy, assigned to the helicopte...

PERSIAN GULF (Jun. 26, 2008) Master-at-Arms 1st Class Samuel M. Gallaspy, assigned to the helicopter visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), ... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl H.

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious ...

PERSIAN GULF (Jun. 27, 2008) The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) embarks a rigid hull inflatable boat prior to boarding a motor vess... more

The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) conducts maritime interdiction operations.

The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious d...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 12, 2008) The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) conducts maritime interdiction operations during the Iwo Jima Exped... more

The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) conducts maritime interdiction operations.

The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious d...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 12, 2008) The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) conducts maritime interdiction operations during the Iwo Jima Exped... more

The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33), along with counterparts from the Royal Malaysian Navy, pull alongside the Malaysian training ship MV Fajar Samadera.

The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missi...

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Jul. 14, 2008) The visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33), along with counterparts from the Royal Malaysian Navy, pull alongside the M... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) prepares to board a merchant vessel.

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-miss...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 15, 2008) The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) prepares to board a merchant vessel for training purposes during the Iwo J... more

Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) approach the ship.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 15, 2008) Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) approach the ship in a rigid hull inflatable boat duri... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) conducts boarding exercises.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 16, 2008) The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) conducts boarding exercises aboard the Training Support Vessel P... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), speeds through the water in a rigid hull inflatable boat before conducting a boarding exercises.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 21, 2008) The visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), speeds through the water in a rigid hull inflatable boat before conducting a boa... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) prepares to conduct a boarding exercise with the training support vessel Prevail (TSV-1).

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-miss...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 21, 2008) The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) prepares to conduct a boarding exercise with the training support vessel Pr... more

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team, aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), prepare to conduct a boarding exercise.

Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team, aboard the guid...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 21, 2008) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), prepare to conduct a boarding exercise with the training support ves... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) board the USNS Hunter (8202) to conduct a boarding exercise from a rigid hull inflatable boat.

The visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cru...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 21, 2008) The visit, board, search and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) board a training vessel to conduct a boarding exercise from a rigid hull inflatabl... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) boards a rigid hull inflatable boat in order to conduct a boarding exercise.

The visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cru...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 21, 2008) The visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) boards a rigid hull inflatable boat in order to conduct a boarding exercise. Vell... more

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Gary Weaver scans his area before allowing the visit, board, search and seizure team to move forward.

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Gary Weaver scans his area before allowing t...

NORWEGIAN SEA (Jul. 22, 2008) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Gary Weaver scans his area before allowing the visit, board, search and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) to move for... more

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) speeds through the Atlantic Ocean

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-miss...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 26, 2008) The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) speeds through the Atlantic Ocean. Vella Gulf is participating in a Joint ... more

Spent shell casings and magazines lay at the feet of a member of helicopter visit, bard, search and seizure Team 2 during a live fire transition exercise aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

Spent shell casings and magazines lay at the feet of a member of helic...

NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jul. 27, 2008) Spent shell casings and magazines lay at the feet of a member of helicopter visit, bard, search and seizure Team 2 during a live fire transition exercise aboard the Nimitz-clas... more

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jayson Wazny, from Beaverton, Mich., and other members of helicopter visit, board, search and seizure Team 2 fire M4 rifles during a live fire transition exercise.

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jayson Wazny, from Beaverton, Mich., and othe...

NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Jul. 27, 2008) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jayson Wazny, from Beaverton, Mich., and other members of helicopter visit, board, search and seizure Team 2 fire M4 rifles during a live fire transiti... more

A visit board search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17)  conducts maritime security operations.

A visit board search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious trans...

AT SEA (Jan. 20, 2009) A visit board search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) conducts maritime security operations. The team consists of Navy, Marine Cor... more

A visit board search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17)  conducts maritime security operations.

A visit board search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious trans...

AT SEA (Jan. 20, 2009) A visit board search and seizure team assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) conducts maritime security operations. The team consists of Navy, Marine Cor... more

The visit board search and seizure team assigned to the Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland (F79) fast ropes onto USS Mahan (DDG) 72.

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GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 23, 2009) The visit board search and seizure team assigned to the Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland (F79) fast ropes onto the deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG) 72. Mahan is a... more