Rushmore To The Rescue

While sailing through the Makassar Strait in 2015, the U.S.S. Rushmore spotted a group of individuals waving for help more than 100 kilometers from the coast. The U.S. Navy ship rescued and provided medical care to the 65 men, women, and children who had become stranded between the islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi when their ferry capsized four days earlier.

Photograph by Sergeant Emmanuel Ramos.