This is what I asked for with my Freedom of Information Request:
“What are the daily operating costs of the USS Ashland?
- How many days and hours did it take for the USS Ashland to intercept Jennifer Appel and Natasha Fuiva to the SV Sea Nymph in October 2017?
- How many days and hours did it take for the USS Ashland to reach its next port after picking them up?
- Did any US Navy personnel examine the spreaders and rigging of the SV Sea Nymph? What if any problems did they find?
- Did any US Navy personnel attempt to start the engine of the SV Sea Nymph? What did they do to get it started?
- Did any US Navy personnel ask Appel or Fuiva if they had each of the following prior to October 30, 2017: an EPIRB, SSB, Satelite Phone, and GPS? What were the responses of Appel or Fuiva prior to October 30, 2017?”
Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Villegas
Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet
171030-N-YG104-006 OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 30, 2017) Natasha Fuiava, Jennifer Appel, and leadership from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) pose for a photo on the flight deck. Ashland is in Okinawa, Japan to deliver Appel and Fuiava after they were rescued at sea. Ashland, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region on a routine deployment, is also in Okinawa to prepare for the joint U.S. Navy-Marine Corps exercise Blue Chromite. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/Released)