Various U.S. Navy and allied ships are currently conducting search and rescue operations in the Arabian Sea following reports of a missing U.S. Navy Sailor.
The Sailor has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after a reported man overboard incident onboard U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while operating in the Arabian Sea, July 17.
The search operations are being conducted by USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), Spanish Navy Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate Méndez Núñez (F 104) and Pakistan Navy F22P Zulfiquar-class frigate PSN Aslat (F265).
The Sailor’s name is being held in accordance with U.S. Navy policy, said a statement released by U.S. 5th Fleet.
Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations “in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points”.
With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships, and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.