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New Orleans (Sept. 10, 2005) -- Sailors prepare to unload a combat rubber reconnaissance craft (CRRC) from a Mechanized Landing Craft as it sits in the well deck of the dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Boat crews navigate the CRRC's through the flooded streets of New Orleans while assisting in the rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Tortuga is currently moored at Naval Support Activity New Orleans in support of Hurricane Katrina humanitarian assistance operations. The Navy's involvement in the humanitarian assistance operations is being led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
September 10, 2005
Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson
Caption Writer
LT Christopher Bishop, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
LSD 46
Other Visible Equipment
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Inside the well deck