Skip to comments.Official: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead
Posted on 07/16/2012 9:05:00 AM PDT by mojito
An American vessel fired on a boat Monday off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, killing one person and injuring three, according to a U.S. consular official in Dubai.
The official gave no further details, but it appeared the boat could have been mistaken as a threat in Gulf waters not far from Iran's maritime boundaries.
Dozens of police and other Emirati officials crowded around the white-hulled boat, which sat docked after the incident in a small Dubai port used by fishermen and sailors.
The boat appeared to be a civilian vessel about 30 feet (9 meters) long and powered by three outboard motors. Similar boats are used for fishing in the region, though Iran's Revolutionary Guard also employs relatively small, fast-moving craft in the Gulf.
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1 down, 999,999,999 to go.
Have we apologized yet?
Well done, bluejackets.
Thankfully, we have a chief executive with the right skills for this situation, as well as experience tested under actual battle conditions!
If memory serves, he already has a dozen or more apologies under his belt.
He’ll know just what to do...
It’s not October yet.
“Have we apologized yet?”
No phone cell service on the golf course.
if you come that close to a US Navy ship you are be definition a threat and can be shot
I am 100% certain they spent a lot of time frantically trying to signal them and contact them before shooting at them
Too bad for them, but if you are too stupid to know not to approach a US Navy Ship then you are better off dead anyway
Obama’s warming up the low bow..
If he thinks it's a threat, it dies.
Just letting the Iranian rowboat navy know, 'Don't **** with me"
Was the American vessel military or an American flagged commercial vessel?
Either Obama will publicly state the Captain "acted stupidly," as he charged in the Cambridge Police/Henry Gates incident, or the Captain will quietly resign/retire under duress.
>> Obama will publicly state the Captain “acted stupidly,”
What if the captain was a woman? Or, even more of a challenge for The One, a *lesbian*?
That would be the mother of all cognitive dissonance triggers.
>> or an American flagged commercial vessel?
Not sure those are armed well enough to sink a 30ft boat.
I’m pretty sure they’re not *supposed* to be, anyway.
Details are sketchy at the moment, but it appears to have been a US Naval vessel.
Oops, I meant Muzzies. I guess reading the whole article before posting helps.
Im pretty sure theyre not *supposed* to be, anyway.
They are. US flagged tankers and container ships who operate in that region have security teams on board.