The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) after a replenishment at sea.
A U.S. military supply ship fired Monday at a small boat in the Persian Gulf after it came too close, apparently killing one person on board, two U.S. officials said.
The USNS Rappahannock, a fuel resupply ship, fired on what the officials called a “small, white pleasure craft” 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the Dubai port of Jebel Ali.
The small boat appeared to be headed for that port, the officials said, adding that their information was preliminary. The U.S. ship verbally warned the smaller boat when it was 1,200 yards (1,100 meters) away and fired at least one warning shot before the decision was made to fire shots to disable the boat, the officials said.
The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) transits alongside the aircraft…
by Tactical-Life / Jul 16, 2012