A US sailor lost overboard in the Red Sea is identified by the Navy

On Saturday, the U.S. Navy officially identified a sailor who went overboard while on deployment in the Red Sea. The sailor, Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Oriola Michael Aregbesola, was reported to have fallen from the USS Mason on Wednesday, as confirmed by military authorities. Aregbesola was serving with the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 and was a Florida resident aged 34 at the time of the incident. He commenced his service with the Navy in July 2020.

Cmdr. Eric Kohut, commanding officer of HSM-74, expressed, “Petty Officer Aregbesola exemplified the selfless ethos and dedicated warrior spirit of a United States Navy Sailor. His exceptional contributions, extending beyond aircraft maintenance, demonstrated his profound regard for every member of the ship/air team, both prior to and during deployment.

In a recent interview with “60 Minutes,” Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, deputy commander of U.S. Central Command, disclosed that approximately 7,000 American sailors are currently deployed in the Red Sea region.

After Houthi rebels, who took over Yemen’s capital Sanaa in 2014, started attacking commercial ships in the Red Sea in support of Hamas, President Biden sent the U.S. Navy to the region.


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