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Images of War March 25 - March 28 2003
British and American War Heroes
In this DOD supplied photo, Sergeant Andrew Garrett watches K-Dog, a bottle nose dolphin, leaps out of the water while training near the USS Gunston Hall in the Persian Gulf on March 18, 2003. Photo: US Navy.
March 26-27 2003 this dolphin located 4 submersed mines in Umm Qasr harbour which were then disposed of to allow the Sir Galahad, (below left) a British Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship --from Marchwood port near Southampton, England-- to bring humanitarian aid to desperate Iraqi civilians in the south of Iraq.
According to the United Nations, 60% of Iraq's 27 million people were dependent on food aid even before war broke out, prompting fears the largest humanitarian response in history could be needed.
Among the Sir Galahad's supplies are water, sugar, lentils, chick peas, rice, tea and milk powder in quantities of:
Bottled water - 110 tonnes
Sugar - 32 tonnes
Lentils - 20 tonnes
Rice - 18 tonnes
Veg oil - 11 tonnes
Milk powder - 5 tonnes
Also on board are medical supplies, 2,400 blankets and 8,200 packs of "dislocated civilian" rations.