Really, an American ship? Thank god Obama is in power, maybe he can talk to them, make them feel good about themselves and find them jobs. Then they will release our ship!
Iran has fired at a U.S. cargo ship and has directed it to Bandar Abbas port on the southern coast of Iran, Al Arabiya News Channel has reported on Tuesday.
Up to 34 American sailors are believed to be onboard the ship, Al Arabiya reported.
The Pentagon responds. From the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon official says Iranian patrol vessels have fired warning shots across the bridge of a MarshallIslands-flagged cargo vessel that was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters.
Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the cargo ship’s master had initially refused an Iranian order to move further into Iranian waters, but after the warning shots were fired the MV Maersk Tigris complied.
Warren said the cargo ship has been boarded by Iranians, but no one has been injured and no Americans are involved.
Warren said the cargo ship issued a distress call and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, based in the area, sent a U.S. destroyer and an aircraft to the area of the incident to monitor the situation.