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Search Is On for US Sailor Who Went Overboard

Sailor is missing in the Arabian Sea
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 18, 2019 2:31 PM CDT
In this June 1, 2019 file photo, the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier and a US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress conduct joint exercises in the US Central Command area of responsibility in Arabian sea.   (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur/U.S. Navy via AP, File)

(Newser) – The US Fifth Fleet says a search operation is underway in the Arabian Sea after a US sailor went overboard from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, the AP reports. The statement Thursday said two US ships, a Spanish frigate, and a Pakistan naval ship are conducting a search-and-rescue operation. The sailor, whose name was withheld in line with navy policy, has been missing since Wednesday. The Abraham Lincoln was routed to the Arabian Sea in recent weeks in what US officials say is a deterrence amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran. (Read more Navy stories.)

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