US military boats encounter rough seas during aid mission to Gaza

Four U.S. Army vessels supporting the maritime humanitarian aid mission in Gaza have been affected by “heavy sea states” near the battered region.

All four ships broke free from the pier where they were tied up, but the pier remains fully functional with no injuries reported.

“The vessels broke free from their moorings and two vessels are now anchored on the beach near the pier,” a statement from U.S. Central Command said. “The third and fourth vessels are beached on the coast of Israel near Ashkelon. Efforts to recover the vessels are under way with assistance from the Israeli Navy.”

A washed up US Army vessel and a strip of docking area stranded off the coast near Ashdod, Israel, Saturday, May 25, 2024. A small US military boat and what appeared to be a strip
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