Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Mombasa, Kenya Sailors Survive Tsunami

Five African sailors whose cargo ship was swamped by the Asian tsunami have arrived in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa after being saved over the weekend by the United States navy off the coast of Somalia. The five men, four Kenyans and a Tanzanian arrived late yesterday aboard a Kenyan Navy's Madaraka vessel that went to pick them from the guided missile cruiser, USS Hue City (CG 66), which had saved them. 2 of their colleagues, the ship's German captain and a Tanzanian Sailor were still missing. Their vessel a Portuguese-registered Global Island cargo ship, Sank after being slammed by the tsunami waves on December 26, and they floated on the seas using life-saving equipment until the USS Hue City (CG 66) saved them last weekend.

Way to go fellow Guided Missile Cruiser Sailors

When I was on the USS Worden (CG 18) We saved the lives of more than 150 Vietnamese refugees from a unseaworthy craft in the South China Sea. The USS Hue City Sailors are all Humanitarians! And the Kenya Sailors are true survivors!