US Navy fire warning shots at Iran boat
A US DEFENCE official said an American Navy patrol boat has fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.
The official said the Iranian naval vessel came within 140 metres of the Thunderbolt. The official said the Iranian vessel did not respond to radio calls, flares and warning sirens, forcing US sailors to fire the warning shots.
The Navy fired warning shots into the water over concerns about the possibility of a collision, CNN reported.