USS Minneapolis-St. Paul Rescues Boater On St. Lawrence River

13 June 2022

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials say a recently commissioned Navy ship named for the Twin Cities was involved in a rescue on the St. Lawrence River earlier this month.

The USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul assisted a boat taking on water near Cat Island Shoals on June 3, according to the U.S. Navy. The ship’s crew diverted course to rescue the stranded boater.

(credit: U.S. Navy)

“Our ship’s motto is ‘I will either find a way or make one,’” the ship’s commanding officer, Alfonza White, said in a release. “I’m incredibly proud of the sailors aboard Minneapolis-Saint Paul whose actions reflected that ideal today.”

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The USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, a Freedom-class littoral combat ship, was commissioned in Duluth last month.

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