The Navy provided aid to six ill Iranian mariners on Nov. 30 in the Persian Gulf, according to a Navy release.

The destroyer Hopper and cruiser Monterey were responding to a distress call from the Iranians via bridge-to-bridge radio, the release said. The Hopper sent a rigid hull inflatable boat to provide aid to the Iranian boat while a helicopter from the Monterey provided watch. 

The Hopper and Monterey are part of Central Command's U.K.-led Commander, Task Force 50 under the Royal Navy HMS Ocean.

Navy provides aid to Iranians

A rigid hull inflatable boat and its boarding team from Hopper depart after providing aid to six ill Iranian mariners after the mariners made a distress call over bridge-to-bridge radio.
Photo Credit: Lt. Ian McConnaughey/Navy

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