US Navy send destroyer after Iran ‘fires warnings shots and boards cargo ship’

The USS Farragut

The USS Farragut

Seen on ATS, Via http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/irans-military-seizes-us-cargo-ship-10210291.html All colored links can be clicked on go to source

As ATS member Asktheanimals said:

“Oh Lordy, this can’t be good.
The Baltimore Riots, Ukraine, Jade Helm, California drought and now this.
It certainly won’t be a boring summer, unless you find war and violence droll”

We can add so many stories just now that could ignite war in a day, example this not very well reported story “Tensions Flare Between Iraq and Saudi Arabia in U.S. Coalition” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/world/middleeast/iraqi-prime-minister-criticizes-saudi-intervention-in-yemen.html?_r=0 I could mention more, here is a google link with most issues and conflicts just now https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=world%20issues%20tensions%202015

We really are in a bad place. I read this story, watched a few videos and it still is not fully known where the Dutch ship is as of now. Just as the World community pulled sanctions on Iran and gave them rightful ability to have nuclear reactors to fuel their country, now this. It makes very little sense and on this story I would not rule out lies to justify the USA to war with Iran as every living ctrature with hakf a brain knows.

US-Iran relations: Maersk ship shot at by Iran, US Navy dispatches destroyer
Via TomoNews US  on You Tube

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Iran Revolutionary Navy Seizes Cargo Ship In Persian Gulf
Via Western Journalism on You Tube

~~~~Story~~~~

The US and Iran are eyeballing each other again after Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf and the American Navy dispatched a destroyer to monitor the situation. It was initially reported that a US cargo ship had been shot at and boarded, but it later emerged the ship was the MV Maersk Tigris, a Danish owned vessel registered in the Marshall Islands. The Pentagon said in a statement that Iranian forces boarded the ship at around 9am local time on Tuesday after firing a warning shot across its bows as it was traveling through the Strait of Hormuz.

The last recorded location of the MV Maersk Tigris

The last recorded location of the MV Maersk Tigris

“The master was contacted and directed to proceed further into Iranian territorial waters. He declined and one of the Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) craft fired shots across the bridge of the Maersk Tigris,” said spokesman Col Steve Warren “The master complied with the Iranian demand and proceeded into Iranian waters in the vicinity of Larak Island.” Mr Warren said that the US Navy responded to a distress call and dispatched a Navy Destroyer, USS Farragut to travel to the cargo ship as quickly as possible “to observe the interaction”.

The USS Farrugut has been dispatched to monitor the situation

The USS Farrugut has been dispatched to monitor the situation

He added: “[Navy Central Command] is communicating with representatives of the shipping company and we continue to monitor the situation. According to information received from the vessel’s operators, there are no Americans aboard.”

Reuters said that Maersk, the Danish owners of the 65,000-tonne container ship, had told a Danish news channel there were 24 crew members, most of them from eastern Europe and Asia.

The vessel has been directed to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on the southern coast, Al-Arabiya reported. Iran’s state news agency IRNA, quoted Mohammad Saidnejad, head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organisation, as saying a court in Tehran had given the order to seize the ship. “A legal complaint from an Iranian private company resulted in the seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged ship in Iranian waters,” he said. Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency suggested that the ship was trespassing in the Persian Gulf.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/us-navy-dispatches-destroyer-after-iran-fires-warnings-shots-and-boards-cargo-ship-31179110.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-dispatches-destroyer-after-iran-boards-commercial-ship/2015/04/28/56ef48c2-edc6-11e4-a55f-38924fca94f9_story.html

For now…

…Shaun

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