U.S Coast Guard Cutter Kimball
A 8-foot Shark, dozens of U.S Coast Guard crews and an inflatable unicorn are all safe after what could have been a dipterous encounter in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday. Being at ocean and on the ships for weeks, the crew abroad the U.S Coast Guard Cutter Kimball was enjoying a swim in dip waters “a zillion miles from land” when the radio from the bridge announced “Shark”
About 30-40 crew members on the Cutter Kimball were swimming in the Pacific after a long day when, what appears to be a 8-foot shark was spotted swimming towards the crew, according to Military.com
That;s when Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Samuel Cintron, who was on Shark watch, took aim and open fire with a “well armed burst right at/on top of the shark to protect crew members just feet away” from the Facebook post .
The shark was roughly 30-feet away when Cintron opened fire. The gunfire caused the shark to turn away but the fish redoubled its course and went for the crew, some of whom were floating with an inflatable unicorn.
Crew members were angling to get out of the water and used the Jacob’s ladder on the ship, the open stern notch at the ship’s stern and small nearby boat to get out of the water as Cintron tried to keep the shark at Ocean, KSAT reported.
The Facebook post reads “It wasn’t panic of the 4th of July Scene from JAWS , but once everyone realized what was happening, they moved with a purpose! “
However, all crew members able to exit the water safely and even Shark is thought to be uninjured. The inflatable unicorn is also safe, in case you were wondering.
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