A US Navy destroyer came to the aid of the crew of an Iranian-flagged dhow after they ran out of food and water when their vessel stalled in the Arabian Sea on October 15.
According to the Navy, the dhow signaled to the USS Winston S Churchill that it was in distress. They then told the ship over radio their engine had failed and they had run out of food and water.
Navy sailors provided the mariners with food and water, and remained in the area until the Omani coast guard arrived.
The Navy said: “The 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) outlines the obligation of all mariners, regardless of nationality, to provide assistance to those in distress at sea, a responsibility and mission that all mariners share and take very seriously.” Credit: DVIDS via Storyful