Iranian Warships Almost Collide With US Vessels

In the Persian Gulf, three Iranian IRGC warships came within 50 yards of the United States patrol vessel USS Sirocco and fast transport vessel USNS Choctaw County at high speeds and nearly collided, only diverting when the Sirocco gave an audible warning and deployed a warning flare.

“(The Iranian Navy) did not meet the international standards of professional or safe maritime behavior, increasing the risk of miscalculation and collision,” said Colonel Joseph Buccino, who is a spokesperson for US Central Command.