US warship helps out Iranian vessel stranded in Sea of Oman

IFP- A US Navy statement claims the US warship USS Cole has assisted an Iranian-flagged vessel after it ran out of gas late last week in the Sea of Oman.

The Norfolk-based guided-missile destroyer supplied 17 gallons of diesel fuel on Friday to the distressed 75-foot dhow belonging to Iran, a Navy statement said, according to a report by Military.com.

“We have an important role and responsibility to aid our fellow mariners in distress,” Cmdr. David Wroe, the Cole’s commander, said in the statement. “It was a pleasure to use our training to support the sailors with something even as little as a few cans of fuel.”