"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
The Portsmouth-based carrier went to the aid of an estimated 750 people who were crammed onto the vessel in the Arabian Sea.The vessel is thought to only have a capacity for 100 people.