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US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vesselWASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel near the northern Arabian Gulf on Tuesday after the vessel came within 150 yards (137 meters), a U.S. official told Reuters.



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Cameroon army vessel capsizes at sea, dozens missing: security sources

Cameroon army vessel capsizes at sea, dozens missing: security sourcesYaoundé (AFP) – A Cameroon army vessel transporting “dozens” of troops from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade capsized on Sunday off the country’s southwestern coast, a security source told AFP. The Rapid Intervention Brigade is in the front line of Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the far north. “The army has begun searches,” the source said, while another source close to the Cameroon army said at least one body had been recovered.



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The Snake in the Lake: Boaters Scared Out of Water by Rattlesnake That Climbed Into Vessel

The Snake in the Lake: Boaters Scared Out of Water by Rattlesnake That Climbed Into VesselThe boaters shared a video of the incident to Twitter in an effort to warn others.



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US Navy accuses Iranian vessel of dangerous activity

US Navy accuses Iranian vessel of dangerous activityAn Iranian navy vessel conducted an “unsafe and unprofessional” interaction with US ships by pointing a laser at an accompanying Marine Corps helicopter, the US Navy said Wednesday. The incident occurred June 13 as amphibious assault ship the USS Bataan, the USS Cole destroyer and another American ship were sailing in formation in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz. “The Iranian vessel paralleled the US formation, shining a spotlight on Cole,” Commander Bill Urban, a spokesman for the navy’s Fifth Fleet, said in a statement.



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US warship fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Gulf

US warship fires warning flare at Iran vessel in GulfA US warship has fired a warning flare at an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel that refused to maintain distance in Gulf waters, a US spokesman said Wednesday. Guided-missile destroyer the USS Mahan had an “unprofessional interaction” with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessel on Monday in the international waters of the Gulf, US Navy spokesman Lieutenant Rick Chernitzer told AFP. Chernitzer said the Iranian vessel came within 1,100 yards (1,005 metres) of the destroyer, prompting the US Navy to issue warning messages, twice blast the internationally recognised five-whistle danger signal and deploy “a flare to determine the Iranian vessel’s intentions”.



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US warship fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Gulf

US warship fires warning flare at Iran vessel in GulfA US warship has fired a warning flare at an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel that refused to maintain distance in Gulf waters, a US spokesman said Wednesday. Guided-missile destroyer the USS Mahan had an “unprofessional interaction” with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessel on Monday in the international waters of the Gulf, US Navy spokesman Lieutenant Rick Chernitzer told AFP. Chernitzer said the Iranian vessel came within 1,100 yards (1,005 metres) of the destroyer, prompting the US Navy to issue warning messages, twice blast the internationally recognised five-whistle danger signal and deploy “a flare to determine the Iranian vessel’s intentions”.



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US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian GulfDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.



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Pirates hijack Indian vessel off coast of Somalia

Pirates hijack Indian vessel off coast of SomaliaBy Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) – Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial vessel off the coast of Somalia, the second attack in weeks after years without such seizures, industry and security sources said on Monday. United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), which coordinates shipping in the Gulf of Aden area, said it had received information that a dhow had been hijacked “in the vicinity of Socotra (Island)”. It named the vessel as Al Kausar and said it had been en route from Dubai to the port of Bosasso in northern Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region.



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Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vesselSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore nearly three years after it sank.



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Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vesselSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.



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