Sunday, October 5, 2008

US pulls nuclear carrier from Persian Gulf

Sun, 05 Oct 2008 10:29:20 GMT 
The nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier has reportedly departed the Persian Gulf after experiencing a technical problem. 

"The Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, which belongs to the US Navy, left the Persian Gulf on Saturday after its experienced problems in its water sweetening system," an Iranian military official told IRNA on condition of anonymity on Saturday. 

The technical problem forced the aircraft carrier to dock at Jabal Ali port in the United Arab Emirates on October 1. 

The official added that the municipality of Jabal Ali provided the ship with 100 sweet water tankers containing 7,000 liters each. 

The USS Ronald Reagan is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the service of the United States Navy; it can carry 90 fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters.

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