Monday, April 04, 2016

USS SIROCCO (PC-6) - Bravo Zulu

In the finest traditions of the naval service ... like from the beginning of the republic.

BZ to the crew of the USS Sirocco (PC-6).
The U.S. Navy says it has seized a weapons shipment in the Arabian Sea from Iran likely heading to war-torn Yemen.

The Navy said in a statement Monday that the USS Sirocco on March 28 intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard a small dhow, a type of ship commonly used in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean.

The Navy said the shipment included 1,500 Kalashnikov assault rifles, 200 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and 21 .50-caliber machine guns. It said those aboard the dhow were released after sailors confiscated the arms.
I'm old enough to remember when we wanted to get rid of all these PC to the USCG ... is it too soon to discuss a proper ... and I mean proper ... follow on to this bit of kit?

Yes, too soon. Let's just show the wee crew's good work to start the week off right.

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