Petty Officer Foster clings to the Jacob's ladder of an Iranian cargo ship.
Petty Officer Second Class Clint Foster clings to the Jacob's ladder of an Iranian cargo ship waiting for pick up after a maritime interdiction operation in the Persian Gulf on March 6, 1998. Crew members from the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) boarded and inspected the ship for possible contraband. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer is conducting the interception operations as part of a force augmentation in the region. The McCain is home ported in Yokosuka, Japan.