Hercules Help

Posted 25 May 2013
Photo by MCS2 Elisha Dawkins

A US Navy C-130 crew from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 62 (VR-62) helped rescue five people adrift on a small boat on 25 May 2013. The crew was on a scheduled transport mission when they were contacted by the US Coast Guard Sector office on Guam and asked to assist on a rescue mission off Chuuk Island, Micronesia. After a three hour search, the aircraft commander noticed a flash of light reflected from a soda can about five miles ahead. The crew flew to the area and located the disabled vessel. The transport ship Zeus Leader later rescued the vessel’s occupants. Based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and known as the Nomads, VR-62 is one of five Navy Reserve C-130 squadrons.

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