US fires flare at Iranian vessel

Iranian Navy continue playing chicken in Gulf.

US Navy destroyer fires flare at Iranian ship in Persian Gulf


A U.S. Navy destroyer fired a warning flare at an Iranian vessel in the Persian Gulf on Monday after the Revolutionary Guard ship came within 1,100 yards of the USS Mahan before turning away.

The Associated Press reported the Mahan made a number of attempts to contact the incoming Iranian vessel by radio, issuing warning messages and twice sounding the internationally recognized signal for danger: five short blasts with the ship’s whistle.

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