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Iran Seizes Cargo Ship; Pentagon Sends Destroyer

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The ship manager for the container vessel boarded by Iranian forces declined to comment on the status of the vessel on Tuesday.

The Pentagon said earlier that the Marshall Islands-flagged Maersk Tigris was boarded by Iranian forces in the Gulf.

The Maersk Tigris is managed by Singapore-based Rickmers Ship Management, which is part of Hamburg-based Rickmers Group. A Rickmers Group spokeswoman declined to comment when contacted by Reuters about the vessel.

A spokesman for the world’s biggest container group Maersk Line said the vessel was on timecharter to Maersk Line, declining further comment.

Ship tracking data on Reuters showed the vessel was bound for Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, although it was still close to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas at 1530 GMT (1130 ET) on Tuesday. Its previous port was listed as Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

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14 Comments on "Iran Seizes Cargo Ship; Pentagon Sends Destroyer"

  1. TIKIMAN on Tue, 28th Apr 2015 12:57 pm 


    Start WWIII and get it over with.

  2. Dredd on Tue, 28th Apr 2015 1:27 pm 

    The fleets and terrorism follow the oil.

  3. penury on Tue, 28th Apr 2015 2:03 pm 

    Damned Iranians, Don’t they understand the U.S. is the only ones who can interfere with maritime traffic?

  4. Tom on Tue, 28th Apr 2015 6:06 pm 

    Boarding a ship isn’t the same thing as seizing a ship. Let’s wait and see what is the real story.

    But for now, what are Iranian ships doing on our ocean, widely known as the PERSIAN GULF, which, incidentally, is 10,000 miles from the U.S.?

  5. Makati1 on Tue, 28th Apr 2015 7:14 pm 

    Saudi weapons shipment to…? No comment by the ship owner says more than a denial.

  6. Plantagenet on Tue, 28th Apr 2015 10:21 pm 

    What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

  7. luckyshot6 on Wed, 29th Apr 2015 6:30 am 

    maybe we needed an excuse to get another destroyer in the those waters

  8. Newfie on Wed, 29th Apr 2015 6:55 pm 

    Would love to see some of those Iranian patrol boats turned into clouds of fibreglass dust by a 3000 round per minute anti-missile cannon.

  9. Makati1 on Wed, 29th Apr 2015 7:39 pm 

    Newfie, you are aware that the Iranians have an anti-ship missile the US Navy calls a “carrier killer”? That Iran has a 1.5 million man standing army, plus reserves? That, according to some estimates it would take 2 million men on the ground in Iran to try to contain it? That is the total of ALL US military together, including reserves. Not to mention that the UFSA would lose as it has in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

    Unless you have stock in a body bag company, you better hope the UFSA is not stupid enough to go to war with Iran. But then, Israel IS that stupid … and we would likely get involved.

    Beside the fact that it would drive the US into another Great Depression or worse, start a shooting WW3 and bring the war to the 48. One hundred cities nuked the first hour in the EU and America? Game over!

  10. Davy on Wed, 29th Apr 2015 8:29 pm 

    Makster, give me a break on your military advisor attempts. You are so dumb on military matters it is pathetic. You are worse on NUK war issues. I guess it comes from your interest in Sci Fi. You are good at fantasy but a dope on real issues. The problem is your agenda gets in the way.

  11. Makati1 on Wed, 29th Apr 2015 10:27 pm 

    Davy, replying like a 3rd grader does nothing for your argument. Denial of the UFSA imperial terrorism all around the world does not make it go away. The reality is that we are closer to a nuclear war than ever since 1945. Worse even than the Cuba incident.

    I have no ‘agenda’ other than the fictional one you seem to think I have. I just have a real picture of the UFSA and world events view from OUTSIDE the MSM Iron Curtain of the Empire.

    You are such an expert on the US military, tell me why they have not won ANYTHING since WW2 and even then, the Russia did their heavy work. Explain why the biggest military budget in the world, by multiples of the next closest, cannot win a war or even a battle with uneducated ‘rag heads’ using scavenged weapons?

  12. Makati1 on Wed, 29th Apr 2015 10:41 pm 

    BTW Davy,

    Other events on Rice Farmer…

    Civil Unrest Has Begun In Baltimore And This Is Only Just The Start Of Something MUCH Bigger

    Baltimore Protests 2015: Police Fire On Crowd Protesting After Freddie Gray Funeral, Forcing Businesses To Close

    Maryland Declares Emergency as Riots Follow Man’s Death

    Labor Troubles Return To Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports As Truck Drivers Strike

    And the down beat goes on…

  13. Davy on Thu, 30th Apr 2015 2:47 am 

    Makster, your digging an idiot hole. The harder you try to prove your agenda the deeper the hole. The world is grey and nonlinear. You want to paint your linear agendist picture that the US is bad and the rest of the world is good across the board from economy to military to culture. The world does not work that way Makster.

    They say as people age they become more childlike. I think you just described yourself with the 3rd grade label.

  14. Davy on Thu, 30th Apr 2015 8:13 am 

    Makster, here is something for your Russian WWII obsession:

    Should make your day. I know how you love war stuff.

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