Iran Buzzes Another U.S. Ship
Posted by Joshua Price on April 11, 2008
The U.S. Navy says one of its ships encountered a small Iranian high-speed boat in the central Persian Gulf. The Navy says the boat stayed away after the ship fired a flare.
Two other similar Iranian boats in the area did not approach as closely.
The USS Typhoon tried unsuccessfully to establish radio contact with the Iranian boat after it came within an estimated 200 yards of the Typhoon on Thursday, outside Iranian territorial waters. A Navy official says the ship then fired the flare and continued on its way northward without incident.
This is the second time this year that Iran gets very close to one of our ships. Now the fact that this particular part moved away after the Typhoon fired a flare may mean that this incident was indeed innocent, however, I’m still highly suspicious of any activity over there.