Ships to rescue as volcano collapses island


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Well, this doesn't happen every day!

The Yemeni coastguard and navy and the Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto are searching for the nine soldiers who were based on the tiny Red Sea island of al-Tair after a volcanic eruption effectively destroyed it yesterday morning. The entire island is reported to be "aglow with lava and magma as it pours down into the sea".
 
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From MSNBC.com:

Survivors, bodies found after Yemen eruption
NATO ships pluck 2 alive, 4 dead from Red Sea as volcano spews lava, ash
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SAN’A, Yemen - NATO ships responding to a “catastrophic” volcanic eruption on a tiny Yemeni island rescued two survivors Monday but also pulled four dead from the Red Sea, officials said. Two people remained missing.
For the rest, go to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21072760/

Comment: I noticed that the USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) is a part of this. A photo page of this ship is available at http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/01096.htm
 
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