31st MEU Search and Rescue in the South Korean Ferry Disaster

04/22/2014: 31st MEU Search and Rescue in the South Korean Ferry Disaster

 

Credit: 31st MEU:4/20/14

  • In the first photo, Corporal Navarrete Angle and Lance Cpl. Justin Ranum, both crew chiefs with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) take off from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in an MV-22 Osprey during search and rescue operations for survivors of the sunken ferry Sewol off the coast of the Republic of Korea, April 20, 2014. The 31st MEU and Amphibious Squadron 11 (PHIBRON) were conducting routine training in support of their regularly scheduled spring patrol roughly 100 nautical miles away when they were tasked to respond to the incident April 16. The 31st MEU and PHIBRON 11 provide a forward deployed maritime contingency response force capable of conducting a wide range of operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • In photo two, Republic of Korea ships conduct search and rescue operations for survivors of the sunken ferry Sewol off the coast of the Republic of Korea, April 20, 2014.
  • In photo three, Lance Cpl. Derek Levi, a crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts search and rescue operations for survivors of the sunken ferry Sewol off the coast of the Republic of Korea, April 20, 2014.
  • In photo four, Lance Cpl. Derek Levi, a crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares an MV-22 Osprey for take off aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during search and rescue operations for survivors of the sunken ferry Sewol off the coast of the Republic of Korea, April 20, 2014.

 

 

 

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