Sunday, July 10, 2011

USS Sirocco (PC 6)

The Cyclone-class patrol coastal boat USS Sirocco (PC 6) speeds north to provide support in conjunction with Maritime Security Operations in the Northern Persian Gulf. U.S. and Coalition forces plan and execute maritime security operations (MSO) to deny terrorists use of the maritime environment in the Northern Persian Gulf. MSO's have a multi-layered security posture utilizing a variety of assets to detect, disrupt and destroy terrorist attempts to harm the infrastructure of Iraq. This includes the security and normalization of commercial shipping into and out of Iraq and the Khor Al Amaya and Al Basrah Oil Terminals. Mustin is currently deployed with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group, currently on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Robert McRill)

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