USNS Impeccable Saves 11 Fishermen on Its Way to the Philippines

The Military Sealift Command Impeccable-class ocean surveillance ship USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23) rescued 11 fishermen while en route to Subic Bay, Philippines July 19.

Impeccable Sailors spotted personnel on a partially submerged ship and noted debris in the water.

The Impeccable Master immediately deemed assistance was required and began preparations to deploy their rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to rescue the personnel.

The RHIB made three trips to the distressed vessel and recovered all 11 individuals.

Once the mariners were brought aboard Impeccable, they were examined by medical personnel and given food and water. No serious injuries or illnesses were reported.

Shortly after Impeccable arrived in port in Subic Bay, July 20, all 11 mariners were turned over to the Philippine Coast Guard.

Image: US Navy

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