The crew of a U.S. Navy P3 maritime patrol aircraft assigned to Patrol Squadron 47, operating from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, assisted approximately 68 Somali migrants off the Maltese coast.
NAPLES, Italy (Jan. 15, 2012) -- The crew of a U.S. Navy P3 maritime patrol aircraft assigned to Patrol Squadron 47, operating from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, assisted approximately 68 Somali migrants off the Maltese coast. The P-C crew provided a "SAR kit"containing water, food, and flashlights; contacted Maltese Search and Rescue coordinators; and hailed nearby vessels to lend further assistance.The Panamanian-flagged, M/V Verona, rescued the 65 people, and then turned them over to a Maltese Patrol vessel.
 NAPLES, Italy (Jan. 15, 2012) -- The crew of a U.S. Navy P3 maritime patrol aircraft assigned to Patrol Squadron 47, operating from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, assisted approximately 68 Somali migrants off the Maltese coast. The P-C crew provided a "SAR kit"containing water, food, and flashlights; contacted Maltese Search and Rescue coordinators; and hailed nearby vessels to lend further assistance.The Panamanian-flagged, M/V Verona, rescued the 65 people, and then turned them over to a Maltese Patrol vessel.
NAPLES, Italy (Jan. 15, 2012) -- The crew of a U.S. Navy P3 maritime patrol aircraft assigned to Patrol Squadron 47, operating from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, assisted approximately 68 Somali migrants off the Maltese coast. The P-C crew provided a "SAR kit"containing water, food, and flashlights; contacted Maltese Search and Rescue coordinators; and hailed nearby vessels to lend further assistance.The Panamanian-flagged, M/V Verona, rescued the 65 people, and then turned them over to a Maltese Patrol vessel.
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