Iranian Navy fires at, boards commercial container ship, official says

April 28, 2015 3:40 PM

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DEVELOPING: Iranian Navy vessels fired shots at and boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged commercial container ship in the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, a senior defense official told Fox News.

The Maersk Tigris ship – originally heading to Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, is now being escorted by the Iranian Navy into waters near Larak Island in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Iran.

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