Investigators in a speed boat examine the hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden on Oct. 15, 2000, after a powerful explosion ripped a hole in the U.S. Navy destroyer, killing at least 17 sailors and injuring some 30 others. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

Photo by: Dimitri Messinis

Investigators in a speed boat examine the hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden on Oct. 15, 2000, after a powerful explosion ripped a hole in the U.S. Navy destroyer, killing at least 17 sailors and injuring some 30 others. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)