Navy Fires on Boat in Persian Gulf, Killing One

Ad Feedback

A U.S. Navy ship fired on a small boat in the Persian Gulf Monday reportedly killing one person and wounding three others.

According to the Navy, the boat was racing toward the USNS Rappahannock in waters near the gulf city of Dubai.

Lt. Greg Raelson, a spokesman for the Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, said sailors repeatedly warned the boat to turn back. When it didn't, they opened fire.

One official from India said the casualties are from his country. He said the boaters claimed there was no warning before being fired upon. Four other men - two Indians and two Emiratis, were unhurt.

A Navy official said the incident is still under investigation.

The incident comes during a period of heightened tensions in the Gulf between the United States and Iran.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

 CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.