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Breaking News: USNS Rappahannock - a large US Navy Fleet Oiler - fires on small motor vessel near Straight of Hormuz - at least one dead and several injured ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link with video ~ link ~ link background photos ~ link Wikipedia ~ FIFTH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS - An embarked security team aboard a U.S. Navy vessel fired upon a small motor vessel after it disregarded warnings and rapidly approached the U.S. ship near Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates today.
In accordance with Navy force protection procedures, the sailors on the USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) used a series of non-lethal, preplanned responses to warn the vessel before resorting to lethal force.
The U.S. crew repeatedly attempted to warn the vessel's operators to turn away from their deliberate approach. When those efforts failed to deter the approaching vessel, the security team on the Rappahannock fired rounds from a .50-caliber machine gun.
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