NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia-based Navy ship came to the aid of a Panamanian-flagged vessel near Yemen after its crew suffered a cargo-handling accident.
The USS Winston S. Churchill responded to a distress call on Monday.
The Navy says one of the Panamanian ship's crew members was killed in the accident and another required advanced medical care. The Winston S. Churchill conducted a medical evaluation, transporting the injured crew member by helicopter to a medical facility in Oman for treatment.
The Winston S. Churchill is a guided-missile destroyer based at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. It is currently conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Middle East.