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Indian Ocean - February 6, 2009 -- The United States Navy fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168) provides fuel and fresh water to Motor Vessel Faina following its release by Somali pirates February 5, 2009, after holding it for more than four months. The U.S. Navy has remained within visual range of the ship and maintained a 24-hour, 7-days a week presence since it was captured.  The Belize-flagged cargo ship is owned and operated by "Kaalbye Shipping Ukraine" and is carrying a cargo of Ukrainian T-72 tanks and related equipment. The ship was attacked on September 25, 2008 and forced to proceed to anchorage off the Somali Coast. U.S. 5th Fleet conducts maritime security operations to promote stability and regional economic prosperity. .Credit: Michael R. McCormick - US Navy via CNP
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Indian Ocean - February 6, 2009 -- The United States Navy fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168) provides fuel and fresh water to Motor Vessel Faina following its release by Somali pirates February 5, 2009, after holding it for more than four months. The U.S. Navy has remained within visual range of the ship and maintained a 24-hour, 7-days a week presence since it was captured. The Belize-flagged cargo ship is owned and operated by "Kaalbye Shipping Ukraine" and is carrying a...
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Filename: 020609Ransom_of_MV_Fania03.jpg
From gallery: DoD Releases
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 6 Feb 2009
Location: Indian Ocean
Credit: Michael R. McCormick - US Navy via CNP
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