Post by sevenofnine on Apr 28, 2015 11:05:08 GMT -5
Hate to say this but both Al Jazeera and BBC really covering this they concentrate on Bruce Jenner story on ABC news
DUBAI/WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said.
U.S. planes and a destroyer were monitoring the situation after the vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, made a distress call in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most important oil shipping channels.
There was no immediate word from Iranian officials.
Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television earlier said an Iranian force fired on and seized a U.S. cargo ship with 34 U.S. soldiers on board, and directed it to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. But the Pentagon spokesman said there were no U.S. citizens on board
Post by sevenofnine on Apr 28, 2015 11:44:55 GMT -5
Yeah way Al Jazeera reporting right now I think Iranians are throwing a hissy fit
Iran seizes cargo vessel on charges of 'trespassing'
Warships seize control of Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz and escort it to Bandar Abbas.
Iranian warships have seized control of a cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz on charges of breaching the country's territorial waters.
A US defence department spokesman said on Tuesday that the Iranian navy was taking a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, to the southern port city of Bandar Abbas in the Gulf after it entered its waters.
Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren, who said there were no Americans onboard, said the vessel had been boarded by the Iranian navy and no injuries had been reported.
Warren said the ship issued a distress call and US Naval Forces Central Command, based in the area, had sent a US destroyer and an aircraft to the area of the incident to monitor the situation.
Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher, reporting from Washington, said the White House and Pentagon were informed of the incident and were investigating the matter.
Fisher there were unofficial reports that shots had been fired over the vessel prior to the seizing.
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