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Navy Ship Leaves Port —Without 100 Sailors

USS Ronald Reagan, fleeing typhoon, leaves 100 seamen in Hong Kong
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2008 6:34 PM CDT
Navy Ship Leaves Port —Without 100 Sailors
A US Navy officer stands beside an FA-18 fighter jet aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier in Hong Kong on June 19, 2008.   (AP Photo)

A US aircraft carrier set sail from Hong Kong early Sunday with about 100 of its crew still on shore leave, the AP reports. The USS Ronald Reagan and its support ships left port early because Typhoon Fengshen was bearing down. Officials are scrambling to book flights to reunite the sailors and their ship—though security prevented them from saying where. (More Navy stories.)

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