Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur, guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and fleet ocean tug USNS Sioux (T-ATF-175) arrived here safely March 6, following recovery efforts led by the U.S. Navy after a fire aboard the Canadian ship last week.
Chosin, guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and Sioux provided assistance to Protecteur and ensured its safe return to port.
Michael Murphy was first to arrive on scene immediately after the fire occurred early morning Feb. 28. Shortly after, Chosin arrived on scene and commenced towing operations while transporting food and water to Protecteur via embarked helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 37).
“This recent event is proof enough of the need to maintain consistent and continuous readiness,” said Capt. Patrick Kelly, Chosin’s commanding officer. “With but a few hours notice, Chosin along with Michael Murphy, Sioux and HSM-37 were able to respond to a call to action. We are honored to have been called and proud of the support we were able to provide our fellow mariners.”