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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 10:04 p.m. PST

…To Change Direction In The Strait Of Hormuz.

"Multiple fast-attack vessels from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps came close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, forcing it to change direction, a U.S. official told Reuters on Monday.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the IRGCN boats came within 600 yards of the USNS Invincible, a tracking ship, and stopped. The Invincible was being accompanied by three ships from British Royal Navy and forced the formation to change course.

The official said attempts were made to communicate over radio, but there was no response and the interaction was "unsafe and unprofessional."…"
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Mar 2017 12:17 a.m. PST

Seems an odd name for a tracking ship…


Mikasa07 Mar 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

3 Royal Navy ships?

Must be fake news, I can't imagine we would deploy our entire navy to escort one US ship ;-)

USAFpilot07 Mar 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

The US Navy was not "forced" to change direction. The skipper made a decision to change direction.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 10:09 a.m. PST



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