On Jun. 7, 2014, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), had to perform Vertical Landing on USS Bataan, after his AV-8B Harrier aircraft experienced a front landing gear malfunction.
The well provided water at 4 meters 13 feet) . 1500 gallons of fresh water (5676 liters) which replenishes itself in a few hours. At 2 meters a piece of a pot was uncovered. At 3 meters rocks with veins of what appears to be some metal was excavated.