February 22, 2024

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Death in the Arabian Sea: How a Navy SEAL fell into white water and another died trying to save him

Death in the Arabian Sea: How a Navy SEAL fell into white water and another died trying to save him
An MH-53E Sea Dragon prepares to land aboard the cruise mobile base platform USS Louis P. Fuller. The SEAL mission departed from that sea base to intercept a ship with Iranian weapons for the Houthis (US Navy).

In the dead of night, on the high seas off the coast SomaliaMembers Seal Group 3 of US Navy He started boarding an unflagged ship carrying illegal weapons made in Iran Yemen.

Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Cage Ingram He began climbing the ladder to the ship, slipping through the gap created by the waves between the ship and the soldiers' gunboat. stamp. When she sank, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers jumped into the gap to try to save him, according to US officials familiar with the incident.

It is an innate act, honed by years of practice, One teammate helps another. But their body armor was weighed down by their weapons and their heavy equipment stamp They plunged into the deep Arabian Sea and died, officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to provide details of the Jan. 11 raid.

This work took place during the arms embargo Yemen takes on a new urgency. The Houthis, basically YemenIt has been campaigning for missile and drone strikes against commercial and naval vessels Red Sea And this Gulf of Aden for war Israel vs Hamas In Gaza Strip. and revenge attacks America They have not stopped their attacks yet.

This image released by the Department of Defense shows Navy Special Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram.  (Department of Defense via AP)
This image released by the Department of Defense shows Navy Special Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram. (Department of Defense via AP)
This image released by the Department of Defense shows Navy Special Operator 1st Class Christopher J.  Showing Chambers.  (Department of Defense via AP)
This image released by the Department of Defense shows Navy Special Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Showing Chambers. (Department of Defense via AP)

It was an 11-day search and rescue mission to find the two stamp It was put on hold on Sunday and turned into a rescue effort. And on Monday, the Maritime Their names were made public after their families were notified.

Chris and Gage selflessly served their country with unwavering professionalism and exceptional skills.” declared the captain Blake Chaney, commander of Navy Special Warfare Group 1, which oversees SEAL Team 3. “This loss is devastating for NSW, our families, the special operations community and the country as a whole.”.

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In White HousePresident Joe Biden The statement said:Jill and I mourn the tragic deaths of two of America's finest Navy SEALs who went missing at sea last week while on a mission off the coast of East Africa..” he said stamp They “represent the best of our country, devoting their lives to protecting their fellow Americans. Our hearts go out to the families, loved ones, friends and shipmates who mourn the loss of these two brave Americans.”

The US Navy's 5th Fleet is investigating the incident. It is expected that an investigation will be conducted stamp If procedures were followed, properly equipped and trained for the task, and decisions regarding timing and approval of trials, including weather and sea conditions, were followed.

According to officials, the commandos were launched from there USS Lewis B. Fuller, a mobile sea platform, and supported by drones and helicopters. They were loaded onto small special operations warships manned by special naval combatants to reach the ship. It was a type of approach stamp Usually trained, and illegal weapons pass from Iran Basically to the Houthis Yemen was a continuing concern, particularly as rebels attacked merchant ships in the region.

A ship carrying Iranian-made missile components was sent to Yemen's Houthis in the Arabian Sea.  US Navy SEAL commandos seized Iranian-made missile parts and other weapons from a ship bound for Yemen's Houthi rebels.  The US Command announced on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 that two commandos were missing during the operation.  (U.S. Central Command via AP)
A ship carrying Iranian-made missile components was sent to Yemen's Houthis in the Arabian Sea. US Navy SEAL commandos seized Iranian-made missile parts and other weapons from a ship bound for Yemen's Houthi rebels. The US Command announced on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 that two commandos were missing during the operation. (U.S. Central Command via AP)

Boarding the Dhow, the group encountered more than a dozen crew members. They eventually seized a range of Iranian-made weapons, including ballistic and cruise missile components such as propulsion and guidance devices as well as warheads and air defense components, the ministry said. Central Command.

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The raid is the latest seizure US Navy Its allies, which export weapons to the rebels, have now launched a series of attacks that threaten global trade. Red Sea And this Gulf of Aden. Missile components seized include the types used in those attacks.

rooms And IngramThose assigned to a unit stamp basically West Coast,”They were exceptional warriors, valued teammates and dear friends to many in the Naval Special Warfare community.” said Chani.

rooms37 years and born MarylandJoined Navy in 2012 and graduated in training stamp In 2014. His decorations include Naval Merit Medal And this Marines Battle and with three “C's”. Naval Merit Medals And this Marines. Ingram27 years old, TexasEnlisted in 2019 and graduated from SEAL training 2021.

(Associated Press).-