US sailor missing in Gulf of Aden after boat flips; 2 sailors rescued

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February 4, 2009 19:00

 
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The US Navy said a sailor from the USS San Antonio is missing after an accident during personnel transfer from one ship to another. Three sailors fell out of an inflatable boat when it flipped while being lowered into the waters of the Gulf of Aden Wednesday morning, the US Navy said in a statement issued from the 5th Fleet's Bahrain headquarters. Two sailors were rescued uninjured and the third is still missing. The Navy said the accident is under investigation and the name of the missing sailor is being withheld pending family notification.

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