US: Navy Ships Fired Warning Shots After Encounters with Iranian Vessels

Increasing tensions could have knock on effect for ships transiting region.
In one incident Wednesday, the patrol ship USS Squall fired three warning shots into the water in the direction of an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head-on.
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told reporters Thursday that the Iranian boat came within 182 meters (200 yards) of the USS Tempest and ignored several bridge-to-bridge radio calls and warning flares. It eventually turned away.
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