USNS Rappahannock fires at a vessel near UAE
The incident claimed one life, which, however not been confirmed by the US Navy.
The brief statement added that in accordance with Navy force protection procedures, the sailors on the USNS
Rappahannock (T-AO 204) used a series of non-lethal, preplanned responses to warn the vessel before resorting to lethal force.
“The US crew repeatedly attempted to warn the vessel’s operators to turn away from their deliberate approach. When those efforts failed to deter the approaching vessel, the security team on the Rappahannock fired rounds from a .50-caliber machine gun,” the statement said.
The incident is under investigation.
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