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April 28, 2015 1:06 pm

Iranian Navy Fires at, Boards Western Commercial Cargo Ship in Persian Gulf, Official Says

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An Iranian navy vessel seized a Western cargo ship in the Persian Gulf, according to a senior official. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian Navy vessels fired shots at and boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged commercial container ship in the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, a senior defense official told Fox News.

The Maersk Tigris ship – originally heading to Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, is now being escorted by the Iranian Navy into waters near Bandar Abbas, home of Iran’s largest Navy base.

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  • Paul saunders

    Now what’s the reason for shooting an cargo vessel?

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