A U.S. Navy P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft recently took part in rescue-and-recovery operations after an Egyptian ferry sank with about 1,400 people aboard in the Red Sea.
The Al-Salaam Boccaccio 98 sank Feb. 3 after leaving the Saudi Arabian port of Dubah for Safaga, Egypt. About 1,000 of its passengers drowned after firefighting efforts caused the ship to flood and sink in bad weather.
The aircraft is deployed to the Middle East from Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and helped Egyptian authorities search for survivors for 7½ hours, according to a Navy news release.
Lakenheath service for civilian killed in crashLAKENHEATH, England — A memorial service will be held Monday for a 30-year-old American who died earlier this week in a car accident, authorities said.
Jenny Carman died Monday about 8:40 p.m. when her Ford Escort was involved an accident with a Toyota Hilux at the junction of the B1112 and the C620, according to the Suffolk Constabulary.
Carman worked at the furniture store at RAF Feltwell and had lived in the United Kingdom for five years, according to an RAF Lakenheath spokeswoman. Officials at the American Embassy in London are handling the return of her body to the United States, according to Tech. Sgt. Renee Kirkland.
RAF Lakenheath officials said the memorial is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the base chapel.