The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez and its crew of 39 were seized
by Cambodian forces in the Gulf of Siam on 12 May 1975. During
rescue operations, U.S. Marines attacked Tang Island and U.S.
warplanes bombed Cambodian air bases. Cambodia surrendered the
Mayaguez and its crew.
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Richert, Lucas Paul. "U.S. ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodians". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
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