Tag Archives: Iran

Update: US Navy Disciplines 9 in Riverine Squadron After Iranian Incident

Last January we posted about two US Navy Riverine Command Boats (RCBs) with a combined crew of ten sailors which were apprehended by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats in the Gulf. One or both of the RCBs had suffered a mechanical … Continue reading

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Update: Iran Reported to Release Container Ship Maersk Tigris

Iran is reporting that it has released the container ship Maersk Tigris.  The ship had been seized on April 28th as it transited the Strait of Hormuz. Neither Maersk Line, which is the ship’s charterer, nor Rickmers Shipmanagement, which manages the … Continue reading

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Container Ship Maersk Tigris Diverted by Iran in Strait of Hormuz

The Marshall Island flagged container ship Maersk Tigris sailing from the Saudi port of Jeddah, bound for the United Arab Emirates port of Jebel Ali, was intercepted by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz. As reported by Bloomberg, the ship was … Continue reading

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Mock Iranian Carrier Claimed to Be Set for Movie About Downing of Iran Air Flight 655

Lights, camera, mock aircraft carrier.  We posted the other day about a strange mock Nimitz aircraft carrier apparently under construction in an Iranian shipyard.  The Iranian-owned Al-Alam News Network is reporting that the mock-up is being built for a film … Continue reading

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Iran’s Mysterious Fake Aircraft Carrier Barge

Iran appears to be be building a non-functioning mock-up of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.  The mock-up appears to be more of a barge, is not nuclear powered, doesn’t really look all that much like the Nimitz and is only about 2/3 the … Continue reading

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