US Navy fires warning shots in response to reckless Iranian attack crafts

| April 28, 2021

Iranian water crafts rapidly approached a US Navy and a US Coast Guard vessel. The US ships took steps to try to get the Iranians to not act reckless. The Iranian boats continued acting dangerously towards the US ships. The US Navy fired warning shots. The Iranians backed down.

From Fox News:

A Navy official said U.S. forces used “pre-planned responses” to de-escalate the situation, avoid collision and reduce risk of miscalculation.

“The IRGCN’s actions increased the risk of miscalculation and/or collision, were not in accordance with the internationally recognized Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) ‘rules of the road,” a Naval spokesman said in a statement Tuesday.

“U.S. naval forces continue to remain vigilant and are trained to act in a professional manner, while our commanding officers retain the inherent right to act in self-defense,” they added.

The warning shots fired Tuesday evening are just the latest confrontation between U.S. Naval ships and Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels.

The name of the US ship that fired the warning shots is the USS Firebolt. The rest of the article is here.

Category: Iran, Navy

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  1. David says:

    One of the articles on this said the CG had to swerve to miss one of the Iranians who cut close across the bow. Makes you wish one of the Coasties was an icebreaker. “Did you hear something?” “No, sir…”

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    All the Navy has to do is clean out the bilges, pack that stuff in balloons, and launch ’em at the ‘Ranians.

    That’s unless you guys have better ideas.

  3. Sparks says:

    During Tromp’s era, we would have just lit them up.

  4. Hack Stone says:

    The Captain Of The ship was forbidden to open fire until LeBron James was consulted.

  5. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

    “Warning Shots” are a waste of ammunition.

  6. 26Limabeans says:

    Standing on the bow wearing an orange vest.
    Zero armor.
    At least they gave him something to hang on to.

  7. One of my Dads bases during WW2 was Earle Naval Weapons Station in New Jersey where he was stationed and had Army Coast Arty protecting the shoreline and Dad mentioned that a Destroyer was coming in and failed to give the recognition signal so they fired a couple of rounds over their bow and up came the signal. He was also stationed at Fort Tilden in Rockaway Queens NYC, NY where they had the 16 inch guns.

  8. KoB says:

    Light the mofos up once or twice and this sh^t will stop.