Iran boards, detains Maersk Tigris

Warning shots fired, vessel taken to Iran.

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

KASHMIRA GANDER AND ANDREW BUNCOMBE

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.

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Source: independent.co.uk

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