VP-45 Search and Rescue Mission Ensures Safety of South Korean Mariners


PACIFIC OCEAN (December 22, 2012) – South Korean container ship Han Splendor list 25 degrees to its port side as crew members abandoned the vessel. Seventeen crew members were forced to abandon ship and through a coordinated effort between Commander Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Seventh Fleet and the ‘World Famous Pelicans’ of Patrol Squadron (VP) 45, all
of the crewmembers were safely rescued and brought aboard the Hong Kong-flagged container ship Jin Fu. (Official U.S. Navy photo)

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