For the second time in less than a week, a US ship has rescued Iranians at sea, this time six Iranians were picked up from a cargo dhow in the northern Persian Gulf, including one who had suffered burn injuries. The Iranian vessel apparently had engine trouble.
Last Thursday a US Navy ship rescued 13 Iranian fishermen who had been held captive aboard their ship by pirates.
Photo: An Iranian mariner greets a US Coast Guardsmen onboard the US Coast Guard cutter Monomoy. 10 January 2012. CENTCOM/Defense Department Photo