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U.S. Navy Assists the Crew of the Motor Vessel Faina
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Patrick Satterfield, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), checks the blood pressure of a crew member aboard Motor Vessel Faina February 7, 2009 in the Indian Ocean. Somali pirates released Faina February 5, after holding the ship hostage for more than four months at an anchorage off the Somali coast. The Belize-flagged cargo ship is owned and operated by Kaalbye Shipping Ukraine and is carrying a cargo of Ukrainian T-72 tanks and related equipment.
February 10, 2009