Navy ship from carrier group ordered out of Gulf rescues Iranian sailors from pirates

By Hilton Price

A U.S. Navy destroyer from a carrier group ordered by Iran to stay out of the Persian Gulf responded to calls for help from an Iranian commercial sailing vessel. Upon boarding the ship, located in the Arabian Sea, the Navy team took 15 suspected pirates into custody. The ship and its 13-member crew are believed to have been held hostage by the pirates for the past two months.

The Destroyer USS Kidd is assigned to the USS Stennis carrier strike group. The group has been the target of threats by the Iranian Government amid conflict over the Strait of Hormuz. An Iranian Major General has claimed Iran will “severely react” to the Stennis group returning to the Persian Gulf. The group had been in the Gulf before moving to the Arabian Sea.



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