NORTH ARABIAN GULF–U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maui (WPB 1304) is on standby as the Close Support Vessel during a security boarding in the North Arabian Gulf, Aug. 11. Maui is conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the gulf as apart of Combined Task Force 158. MSO help set the conditions for security and stability in the North Arabian Gulf and protect Iraq’s sea-based infrastructure to help provide the Iraqi people the opportunity for self-determination. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ltjg. Peter Lang.