USS James E. Williams Transfers Mariners to Iranian Vessel in Gulf of Oman

first_img View post tag: Mariners Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams transferred 10 Iranian mariners rescued from a burning dhow Aug. 8 to an Iranian vessel in the Gulf of Oman Aug. 10.Members of Williams’ visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team transferred the mariners from the destroyer to an Iranian-flagged dhow for repatriation.Williams (DDG 95) rescued the 10 mariners in the Gulf of Oman after they were forced to abandon their burning vessel.Following the rescue, the mariners were taken to Williams, where they received initial medical treatment for injuries sustained during the fire and subsequent evacuation.They were then transported to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) for further medical treatment before being returned to Williams for today’s repatriation.The cause of the fire is under investigation.James E. Williams is currently deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 14, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Transfers View post tag: James August 14, 2012 View post tag: € View post tag: Williams Training & Education View post tag: Iranian View post tag: Oman View post tag: USS View post tag: vessel View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval USS James E. Williams Transfers Mariners to Iranian Vessel in Gulf of Oman View post tag: Navy View post tag: Gulf Back to overview,Home naval-today USS James E. Williams Transfers Mariners to Iranian Vessel in Gulf of Oman Share this articlelast_img read more

Medeski Martin & Wood Are Working On Their First Studio Album As A Trio Since 2009

first_imgWhile musicians John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood are all virtuosos in their own right, there’s something magical that happens when the trio get together as Medeski Martin & Wood. The group has been together now for 25 years, capturing the jazz and jam worlds by storm with their otherworldly approach to music.In recent years, all three members have been immersed in various projects. Wood tours regularly with The Wood Brothers, while Medeski has found roles in DRKWAV, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Word and many more groups. Just recently, he was announced as a member of Saudade, a new supergroup with members of Deftones, Bad Brains and more. Listen to their debut track here.Of course, MMW is at the very heart of it all. The band’s latest release was Juice, a collaborative work with jazz guitarist John Scofield. While that was the band’s most recent studio project, there’s definitely a different energy when the band has Scofield in tow, as compared to their work as a trio. For the last MMW studio release, we have to look back to the group’s Radiolarian Series, which consisted of three albums released from 2008-2009. The band released a handful of live albums since then, including one with Wilco’s Nels Cline, but today we’ve learned that the band is back in the studio.Check out this update from Billy Martin below:We’re very excited too! We’ll be sure to update once we know more. Until then, you can get down to some 2016 MMW with video footage of their three sets at the moe.-hosted Tropical throe.down festival from earlier this year.last_img read more