Video: USS Theodore Roosevelt Suez Canal Time Lapse

Mike Schuler
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April 23, 2015

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits through the Suez Canal in this time-lapse video filmed April 6, 2015.

USS Theodore Roosevelt, its escort guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy, and other U.S. warships are currently in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Yemen to ensure that the vital shipping lanes in the region remain open and safe.

According to reports Thursday, a convoy of Iranian ships believed to be carrying advanced weapons to Yemen was moving northeast away from the country.

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