At the request of the government of Lebanon and U.S. Department of State, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa, U.S. 6th Fleet, is coordinating assets in support of search and rescue efforts off the coast of Lebanon, January 25, 2010, according to a press release by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa
Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET409 crashed shortly after take-off from Beirut International Airport en route to Ethiopia.
U.S. P-3 Orion aircraft and the USS Ramage (DDG 61) arrived on scene and were assisting the on-scene commander from (UNIFIL).