Iranian IRGC navy ‘harassed’ US military ships in the Gulf

Iranian IRGC navy ‘harassed’ US military ships in the Gulf
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IRGC vessels buzzing past US military ships. (US Navy photo)
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IRGC vessels buzzing past US military ships. (US Navy photo)
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IRGC vessels buzzing past US military ships. (US Navy photo)
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Updated 19 April 2020

Iranian IRGC navy ‘harassed’ US military ships in the Gulf

Iranian IRGC navy ‘harassed’ US military ships in the Gulf
  • The US military said in a statement the Iranian ships approached six US military ships

WASHINGTON: Eleven vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came dangerously close to US military ships in the Gulf, the US military said on Wednesday, calling the moves "dangerous and provocative."
The US military said in a statement the Iranian ships approached six US military ships while they were conducting integration operations with Army helicopters in international waters. At one point, the Iranian vessels came as close at 10 yards to the US Coast Guard cutter Maui.
The US ships issued multiple warnings through bridge-to-bridge radio, blasts from the ships' horns and long range acoustic noise maker devices. The Iranian ships left after about an hour, the statement added.