A Navy sailor assigned to the 5th Fleet died this week in what the Department of Defense claimed was a non-battle linked harm. 

Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class Oriola Michael Aregbesola died on Wednesday, March 20, the Pentagon introduced nowadays. Aregbesola was serving aboard the destroyer the USS Mason, portion of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Provider Strike Team, which is deployed to the waters off of Yemen.

The incident is presently beneath investigation and the Department of Protection did not share any further information surrounding the result in Aregbesolas death. 

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The USS Mason, an Arleigh Burke-course guided missile destroyer, has been in the waters around Yemen for months, in response to attacks by Yemens Houthi motion on industrial ships in the Pink Sea and Gulf of Aden. U.S. Navy and allied forces have shot down Houthi drones and missiles, as effectively as focused radar and start sites in Yemen appropriate. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Team also has participated in the a number of wider coalition airstrikes done on Houthi-managed areas of Yemen this 12 months.

In November, the USS Mason was associated in an anti-piracy motion. The destroyer and ships from Process Power 151, which handles anti-piracy operations in the spot, arrived to the rescue of a industrial tanker that had been seized by 5 pirates in an attack. The Mason and other ships terrified off the pirates, who left the tanker and experimented with to escape, but were being immediately taken into custody. 

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