NES Life Member
- Aug 14, 2007
- SW NH
There is a reason the Navy and Coast Guard post armed guards on shark watch during swim calls.
Well done ME1 Cintron!
With the shark roughly 30 feet from its prey, the designated shark watch, Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Samuel Cintron, locked on target, and under orders of his chief, opened fire at the menace -- a "well-aimed burst right at/on top of the shark to protect shipmates just feet away."
The shark turned away briefly but then turned again toward crew members who were swimming for the Jacob's ladder, the ship's small boat launch or the small boat.
And then Cintron opened fire again.