NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF (INTELLIHUB) — Warning shots were fired by a Cyclone-class patrol craft (USS Thunderbolt) when an Iranian patrol boat approached a U.S. Navy guided-missile carrier and closed to a distance of 150 yards.

The incident occurred about 10:20 a.m. local time, according to reports.

Featured Image: ARABIAN GULF (March 15, 2017) The coastal patrol craft USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) recovers a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a trilateral exercise between the U.S., Kuwait and Iraq. The trilateral exercise is the first of its kind and designed to develop the proficiency of all participating forces to work together in support of regional safety and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corbin Shea/Released)
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