28 April 2015

Iran's military 'fires at and seizes US cargo ship'

British Independent, referring to Tehran semi-official Fars News, reports:

Iranian forces have reportedly fired at and seized a US cargo ship with 34 sailors on board, according to Saudi Arabian state TV.

The vessel has been directed to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on the southern coast, Al-Arabiya has reported.
Iran's semi-official Fars news agency suggested that the ship was trespassing in the Persian Gulf.
So far no similar reports surfaced in US press.

Update: Nope, apparently not a US ship, after all.
Iran seized a Marshall Island-flagged cargo ship on Tuesday in Iranian waters in the Strait of Hormuz, Defense officials said Tuesday.

There were no Americans aboard the Maersk Tigris, though the United States has security responsibilities with regard to the Marshall Islands.

Pentagon spokesman Brent Colburn sent a tweet that said the Navy "is communicating with representatives of the shipping company and continue to monitor the situation.


Dick Stanley said...

That's for the best. The way the Worm negotiates any U.S. captives would have to give up their house, car and first born in order to get free from the Mullahs.

SnoopyTheGoon said...