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Friday, May 01, 2015

US Navy to Accompany US-Flagged Ships Through Strait of Hormuz


U.S. naval forces have begun accompanying U.S.-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a senior U.S. defense official said Thursday.

The announcement comes two days after Iranian forces seized a cargo ship sailing under the flag of the Marshall Islands and forced it to anchor off the Iranian coast.

As reported first by CNN, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command will coordinate with U.S.-flagged shipping companies to ensure safe passage, the senior official said.

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