FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Sailors on board the USS Cole will be spending the next three days relaxing under the South Florida sun.
The Navy destroyer docked at Port Everglades Thursday morning for three days of shore leave. In 2000, the ship was targeted in a terrorist attack in Yemen: seventeen American sailors were killed and 39 were injured.READ MORE: ‘I Know What That Pain Feels Like’: Parkland Parents Heartbroken After School Shooting In Michigan
It’ll leave Saturday evening.READ MORE: Miami Art Week Kicks Off With VIP Party
A “Toast the Crew” party, which is open to the public, will take place Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Briny’s Pub on Fort Lauderdale’s downtown Riverwalk.MORE NEWS: ‘Camping In A Glamorous Way’: Hollywood Condo Residents Keep Chins Up After Fire Leaves Them In The Dark
During their layover, crew members will also be treated to fishing trips, a Miami Dolphins exhibition game and a visit by the Dolphins cheerleaders.