Sailors from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKECSG) successfully rescued a civilian mariner who had fallen overboard from a motor vessel on May 30, according to a press release.

The incident began when the civilian vessel issued a man-overboard distress call.

An MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Squadron 74, deployed on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), immediately initiated search and rescue (SAR) efforts. The aircrew located the individual, lifted them via basket, and transported them to the carrier.

The rescued mariner was medically evaluated and treated aboard the ship before being flown ashore for further care. Rear Adm. Marc Miguez, commander of IKECSG, stated, “Rendering assistance to distressed mariners is a mission that the entire carrier strike group takes very seriously, and it is just the right thing to do. As proof of their training, the aircrew responded swiftly and professionally. We are always prepared.”

IKECSG is currently operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support maritime stability and security in the Middle East region.

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Jim
Jim (@guest_826507)
18 days ago

Any idea how many planes were onboard? if it’s not 100 then this carrier is a total waste of money 😀

I presume she had atleast two cruisers four destroyers and a squadron of SSN’s with her on this rescue mission other wise she would not be safe at sea and woukd be a total waste of money.

Total white elephant the Nimitz class

Bring back the Midways, proper carriers those were 😀

Ian
Ian (@guest_826600)
18 days ago
Reply to  Jim

😆

Chris
Chris (@guest_826521)
18 days ago

Who is recreationally sailing in the Red Sea right now? Totally idiotic.

FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF (@guest_826587)
18 days ago
Reply to  Chris

Civilian motor vessel could describe a wide variety of vessels and roles, not necessarily recreational. 🤔

DanielMorgan
DanielMorgan (@guest_826572)
18 days ago

Come June 14, the “Ike” CSG consisting of the” Ike”, a cruiser and two destroyers will have been deployed for 7 months.

FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF (@guest_826588)
18 days ago
Reply to  DanielMorgan

A fleet of only eleven CVNs potentially available for literal worldwide duty, w/ a firm commitment at this juncture for only 4 Ford class replacements, tends to result in longer patrols. That is why the USN has an abiding interest in RN CV development, and indeed French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, etc., assets as well. 🤔

SailorBoy
SailorBoy (@guest_826632)
18 days ago
Reply to  FormerUSAF

I suppose you couldn’t express your interest in RN CVs by giving us F-35s at a knock down price or paying for weapons integration?
Pretty please?

Jim
Jim (@guest_826701)
17 days ago
Reply to  SailorBoy

They just rent them to us with USMC pilots installed like CSG 21.

QE class is not a carrier it’s a hotel with adjoining runway 😀

Jon
Jon (@guest_826730)
17 days ago
Reply to  Jim

We should have got Cunard involved in the build alliance.

Jim
Jim (@guest_826880)
17 days ago
Reply to  Jon

I thought they were, it was one of the RAF a main conditions over F35B, it’s guys need a five star hotel 😀

FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF (@guest_826829)
17 days ago
Reply to  SailorBoy

Alternatively, perhaps, negotiate an attractive lease on two capital ships, each w/ crew and attached airwing? 🤔

Actually believe truth lies in the middle. If USMC is aboard for a real mission, anticipate that they will bring along all manner of interesting items. 😉

Jim
Jim (@guest_826881)
17 days ago
Reply to  FormerUSAF

Yes, it’s all a secret ploy by the USMC to get away from the USN and go to the RN instead. It’s primarily because there is Beer onabord RN warships and from what I’m told Marines like beer. 😀

Jim
Jim (@guest_826699)
17 days ago
Reply to  FormerUSAF

I think the USAF sees an opening as well, expect NGAD to be B52 sized with 10,000 mile range 😀

FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF (@guest_826825)
17 days ago
Reply to  Jim

😁 There is only one BUFF, the original, belching exhaust and forcing radar operators to detune their displays after the onscreen blooming. Interestingly though, absolutely everyone understands that if a formation of BUFFs is observed inbound, USAF is determined to ruin someone’s whole day w/ conventional weapons, or decade w/ nukes.

B-2s and B-21s may well be reserved for kicking the doors open during first night ops, when stealth is paramount.

FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF (@guest_826831)
17 days ago
Reply to  FormerUSAF

Actually, there may be some lingering nostalgia for the current PW engines, after RR installs cleaner burning, more fuel efficient, reliable and powerful replacements. End of an era…😢😉

Jim
Jim (@guest_826962)
16 days ago
Reply to  FormerUSAF

Yes the BUFF wont be the same without the big 1950’s smoke ploom behind it at air shows. 😀

Exroyal.
Exroyal. (@guest_826696)
17 days ago
Reply to  DanielMorgan

Last I saw Ike had a cruiser and three DDG as company. Also no doubt that what lurks below.

Jon
Jon (@guest_826731)
17 days ago
Reply to  Exroyal.

Given that the crusiers are being phased out, I wonder if they’ll be happy with four destroyers going forward.

Exroyal.
Exroyal. (@guest_826745)
17 days ago
Reply to  Jon

Strange as it seems even with their numbers I think that may stretch them. It would seem the logical if not the only answer. Clearly the replacement has to have that capacity to ride shotgun for the carriers.

Exroyal.
Exroyal. (@guest_826748)
17 days ago
Reply to  Jon

They have about ten more under construction, with a similar amount approved. We are looking at a class of around 100. The flat tops would be a major if not top priority. Even allowing for mid life upgrades, forward deployed Desrons etc you would hope it possible. Problems we can only dream of.

Bob
Bob (@guest_826636)
18 days ago

Pretty good effort for a sunken ship 🙃

Bazza
Bazza (@guest_826723)
17 days ago

Thats the 30th of May I think you meant.