From the Philippine News Agency (Oct 24): US destroyer escort rescues five stranded fishermen off Lubang Island in Mindoro Oriental
The USS McCampbell (DDG-85), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer
attached to the USS George Washington (CVN-73) carrier battle group, has rescued
five Filipino fishermen drifting off the waters of Lubang Island in Mindoro
Oriental before dawn Wednesday.
The US Embassy in Manila said that the rescue was effected around 1 a.m.
Wednesday.... The individuals, all Filipino citizens, are currently resting comfortably
aboard the USS McCampbell before their turnover to Philippine authorities.... The USS McCampbell is part of the USS George Washington carrier strike group,
the US Navy’s only continuously forward-deployed carrier strike group, based out
of Yokosuka, Japan, and is currently conducting a routine western Pacific patrol
in support of the joint security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.