American Military News - The Department of Defense announced on Monday that 13 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy fast-attack boats harassed a formation of six U.S. warships in the Strait of Hormuz, prompting a U.S. ship to fire 30 warning shots.
According to a statement by the Bahrain-based U.S. 5th Fleet, “Two of the 13 IRGCN vessels broke away from the larger group, transited to the opposite side of the U.S. formation and approached Maui and Squall from behind at a high rate of speed (in excess of 32 knots) with their weapons uncovered and manned.”
The U.S. ships reportedly issued multiple bridge-to-bridge verbal warnings, five acoustic device warnings, and five short blasts of the ship’s horn, the internationally recognized danger signal. As the two Iranian speed boats continued to charge towards the U.S. ships, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maui fired the warning shots.
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