USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul rescues boater
The U.S. Navy warship named in honor of the Twin Cities rescued a boater in distress earlier this month.
The Navy says the USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul learned on June 3 a boat was taking on water near Cat Island Shoals.
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul, which was traveling the St. Lawrence River, was then able to deploy its rigid-hull inflatable boat to get the boater and bring them to a rescue boat.
“Our ship’s motto is ‘I will either find a way or make one,'” said Cmdr. Alfonza White, the commanding officer of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. “I’m incredibly proud of the Sailors aboard Minneapolis-Saint Paul whose actions reflected that ideal today.”
The warship was just commissioned in Duluth last month and is based at a port in Mayport, Florida.
The Navy says the ship has a top speed of 40 knots, making it one of the fastest ships in the water.