The U.S.S. Cole sustained major hull damage due to a terrorist attack on October 12, 2000 in Aden, Yemen. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command launched an immediate and massive engineering and logistics effort that resulted in bringing the Cole back home.   The operation was a major maritime Heavy Lift accomplishment and this is the story.


Bringing The U.S.S. Cole Home

May, 2000

A Maritime Heavy Lift Accomplishment

Author - Richard O. Aichele  --   Published in Professional Mariner Magazine - May 2000


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