Latest USS Gonzalez Stories

2008-08-26 09:00:35

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) -- Federal immigration agents said they rounded up 350 suspected undocumented workers in a raid on a Mississippi electrical equipment plant Monday, after sealing all entrances and questioning employees. Barbara Gonzalez, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman, confirmed the raid at Howard Industries Inc. of Laurel. Suspected illegal workers were loaded into white vans with shaded windows and driven away. Gonzalez wouldn't say where they were headed other...

2006-07-19 11:52:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 1,100 American evacuees left Lebanon by sea and air bound for Cyprus on Wednesday, the largest group of U.S. citizens rescued from the country in a single day, U.S. officials said. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said roughly 900 Americans were aboard the Orient Queen, a private passenger ship hired by the U.S. government, that left the port of Beirut on Wednesday bound for Cyprus. A further 200 Americans were carried from Lebanon in helicopters and...

2006-07-18 16:23:38

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, poised to expand the evacuation of its citizens from Lebanon, sent nine Navy ships to the region and hired another passenger ship to ferry thousands to safety, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. As Israeli warplanes battered Lebanon in a week-old conflict, CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters flew about 120 U.S. citizens from Beirut to Cyprus, the Pentagon said, as officials prepared for a bigger sea evacuation starting on Wednesday....

2006-07-17 11:30:27

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States flew dozens more U.S. citizens from Lebanon on Monday and contracted a commercial cruise ship for a possible broader evacuation due to the conflict with Israel, the Pentagon said on Monday. The Orient Queen, operated by Lebanon-based Abou Merhi Cruises, will be available starting on Tuesday to transport U.S. citizens to Cyprus, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. The ship can hold about 750 people, he said. "The intent at...

2006-03-18 13:12:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy ships returned fire on Saturday on a group of suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia, killing one and wounding five, Navy officials said. The incident occurred in the Indian Ocean about 25 miles off the coast of Somalia as the USS Cape St. George, a guided missile cruiser, and the USS Gonzalez, a guided missile destroyer, conducted maritime security operations. A vessel was seen towing two smaller skiffs, the officials said. As boarding teams...

2006-03-01 17:23:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy warship helped rescue the six crewmen of an Iranian commercial boat in the Gulf after the small craft had been adrift without power for 10 days, the Navy said on Wednesday. The rescue at sea came when tensions remain high between Tehran and Western nations over what Washington charges are attempts by Iran to develop nuclear weapons. The Navy said the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez, deployed in the Gulf in support of joint maritime...

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