July 16th, 2012
12:19 PM ET

U.S. military ship fires on small boat in Persian Gulf; 1 killed

A U.S. military supply ship fired at a small boat in the Persian Gulf on Monday after it came too close to the ship, apparently killing one person on board, two U.S. officials said.

The incident happened near Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.

The crew of the USNS Rappahannock verbally warned the small boat and fired at least one warning shot before the boat, described as a small white pleasure craft, was targeted with .50-caliber machine gun fire, the Navy said.

 

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  1. money-monger

    We the people of the united states support a capitalist system. reason enough for anything we do. speak plain. this bleeding heart stuff is getting old.the military is for killing and supporting us corporate interest bottom line. praise to the usns for putting way the long sticks (couldn't reach the ship to push them away right.) Just use the 50 cal. can't have people getting in the way when your steaming around the sea.

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