7.04.2005 at 1945 LT in position 21:57.7N - 060:46.9E, Oman.
Offshore supply ship received a distress call "crashed fishing boat" from a fishing boat. Master proceeded towards the position and on arrival at scene found no men in water. Ship received another distress call and proceeded towards that position about 3 nm away. Master suspected something amiss during conversations with the skipper of fishing boat and he felt this was a piratical trap. Ship moved away from the area at full speed and warned vessels in the area on VHF.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
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