Published time: 6 Mar, 2017 16:34
A US Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz was forced to change directions after it came within 600 yards of multiple Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels, a US official says.
Multiple Iranian vessels stopped once they came within about 600 yards of the USNS Invincible, a tracking ship, which was accompanied by three British Royal Navy ships, the official told Reuters. The Invincible and its entourage were forced to change course.
The incident was “unsafe and unprofessional,” the official told Reuters. He added that the Invincible’s attempts to communicate over radio were not answered.
The Strait of Hormuz is off the Iranian coast, east of the Persian Gulf. The official did not say where in the strait the interaction occurred.
Source: Word News