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|| By FITSNEWS || The U.S. Department of Defense says media reports about a U.S.-flagged cargo ship being seized by the Iranian Navy are false.
Al-Arabiya – a Saudi Arabian news outlet – reported that an American vessel had been seized in the Strait of Hormuz, with thirty-four U.S. crew members taken hostage. The station added that an Iranian warship had fired on the vessel, and “directed it to Bandar Abbas port on the southern coast of Iran.”
Pentagon sources say there was an incident in the Strait of Hormuz – a Persian Gulf bottleneck where twenty percent of the world’s oil is transported – but the container ship involved is registered in the Marshall Islands.
The ship – a container vessel called the Maersk Tigris – was bound for the port of Jebel Ali in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. No Americans were on board, according to the Pentagon.
This is the second time in recent weeks America’s military leaders have disputed accounts of naval activity in the Persian Gulf.
Last week, the Pentagon rebuked an Associated Press report which claimed the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt was “steaming toward the waters off Yemen” for the purpose of intercepting Iranian ships.