DDG 100 and NCIS rescue Iranians from pirates

At approximately 12:30 p.m,January 5, an SH-60S Seahawk from the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) detected a suspected pirate skiff alongside the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai. The Navy took custody of the pirates under Josh Schminky, a Navy Criminal Investigative Service agent aboard the Kidd. The next morning when they were transferred to the USS John C. Stennis where the matter will be reviewed for prosecution. The pirates currently remain on the Stennis. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations

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