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"Pursued by IRGC boats" American ship Firebolt opened warning fire in Persian Gulf

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American media announces a new incident in the Persian Gulf. Earlier it was reported that Iranian boats "chase the ships." It was also stated that Iran is using its drones. Indeed, some time ago, a photo of an American aircraft carrier was published on the network. This photo was taken by the camera of an Iranian UAV, which actually flew over its deck.


New reports indicate that Iranian boats "chased" a US Cyclone-class patrol ship in the Persian Gulf. We are talking about the ship USS Firebolt, which eventually fired warning shots to "stop the pursuit."

The American press writes that this is the second such incident since the beginning of the month.

Reports say the USS Firebolt was pursued by three boats from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The USS Firebolt is known to have sailed in the Persian Gulf with the US Coast Guard patrol boat USCGC Baranoff.

The American command, referred to by US journalists, states that "the crews of Iranian boats acted unsafely, approaching American ships too close in international waters."

From the report:

The closest distance recorded between Iranian boats and American ships was about 68 yards (about 62 m). The crew of the USS Firebolt first sounded the warning via a radio communication system and a loudspeaker. But the IRGC boats continued to maneuver at close range. Then the USS Firebolt fired warning shots, after which the Iranian boats retreated to a safe distance.

The footage showing the opening of a warning fire by an American ship:


At the same time, it is not reported what weapon used for this kind of fire. It is known that the armament of Cyclone-class ships includes a 25-mm cannon, automatic grenade launchers, machine guns, and an AGM-176 Griffin rocket launcher.
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  1. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich April 28 2021 06: 29
    +10
    Here snakes and ships of the IRGC tactfully slap the "Serh Power" on the head. It all starts small. Everything flows. Everything changes.
    1. Asad
      Asad April 28 2021 06: 34
      0
      It seems to me that you are exaggerating a little bit on the head.
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U April 28 2021 06: 40
        +12
        Quote: ASAD
        I think you are exaggerating a little, slap on the head,

        Be these boats under the control of martyrs, then from 62 meters into the dead zone as two fingers slip through, with the corresponding consequences.
        1. Asad
          Asad April 28 2021 06: 45
          +7
          So I don’t argue, when they drown the "bearer" of democracy, this will be a slap on the head.
          1. skif8013
            skif8013 April 28 2021 07: 04
            +8
            Quote: ASAD
            So I don’t argue, when they drown the "bearer" of democracy, this will be a slap on the head.

            It will be much cooler than a cuff)
            1. Pereira
              Pereira April 28 2021 08: 38
              +2
              Let's not argue about the terms, but wait for the event itself. Then we will evaluate.
          2. Bad_gr
            Bad_gr April 30 2021 01: 48
            0
            Quote: ASAD
            So I don’t argue, when they drown the "bearer" of democracy, this will be a slap on the head.

            "... 2000. Yemen, Aden. A boat loaded with explosives and operated by an Al Qaeda bomber exploded near the American destroyer Cole. 17 sailors were killed, 37 were injured. In 2000, a similar attack against the American warship Sullivan failed. ... "
        2. Yuri V.A
          Yuri V.A April 28 2021 06: 46
          +6
          After the Cole story, it would be weird to leave dead zones.
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U April 28 2021 06: 56
            +2
            Quote: Yuri V.A
            After the Cole story, it would be weird to leave dead zones.
            The side of the ship automatically forms a dead zone, only if you water it from the machine, hanging over the side, and throw hand grenades.
            1. Yuri V.A
              Yuri V.A April 28 2021 07: 16
              +3
              You can overhang, you can use the loading crane, you want to live, you will not be so open.
              1. Vladimir_2U
                Vladimir_2U April 28 2021 07: 21
                +4
                Quote: Yuri V.A
                Can be overhang, can be used with a loading crane,

                And dry like a mattress, hmm, somewhere I've seen this before. laughing
                1. Yuri V.A
                  Yuri V.A April 28 2021 07: 45
                  0
                  The main thing is that with boats you can avoid dead zones, and how it will look, especially at night, is the tenth thing.
            2. A. Privalov
              A. Privalov April 28 2021 09: 33
              +3
              With a depth of 2,3 m above the waterline, the stories about the "dead zone" are nothing more than idle chatter.
              1. Vladimir_2U
                Vladimir_2U April 28 2021 09: 45
                +1
                Quote: A. Privalov
                With a depth of 2,3 m above the waterline, the stories about the "dead zone" are nothing more than idle chatter.

                By the way, yes, the bug is small. Here, and shahids are not needed, from large-scale weapons to cut, and norms. But this is only in the terrain, and so let him swim. laughing
        3. Revolver
          Revolver April 28 2021 07: 25
          0
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          Be these boats under the control of martyrs, then from 62 meters into the dead zone as two fingers slip through

          The USS Firebolt is armed with an AGM-176 Griffin. These missiles are made on the basis of the Sidewinder, so that they are capable of maneuvering both aircraft and helicopters, and even more so a motorboat with suicide bombers.
        4. Normal ok
          Normal ok April 28 2021 09: 07
          0
          What it looks like in reality: https://youtu.be/tpNpDM-enLw
          my friends go under different flags. They say that when there is security, the pirates "do not spoil"))
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U April 28 2021 09: 22
            +6
            Quote: Normal ok
            my friends go under different flags. They say that when there is security, the pirates "do not spoil"))

            Well, pirates and martyrs are from completely different operas.
            1. Normal ok
              Normal ok April 28 2021 09: 34
              0
              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              Quote: Normal ok
              my friends go under different flags. They say that when there is security, the pirates "do not spoil"))

              Well, pirates and martyrs are from completely different operas.

              I agree. But the principle, - to drive away / sink with fire from small-caliber weapons, is the same. do not use missiles on them (the cost is disproportionate).
      2. Prisoner
        Prisoner April 28 2021 07: 11
        +7
        It may not hurt very much, but it does hurt. It is necessary to live to the point that the "supernation" is chased on boats. laughing
      3. frruc
        frruc April 28 2021 07: 56
        0
        So, the Americans will soon begin to claim that their ships have begun to pursue motor boats. I did not consider anything special in the video, most likely this is another fake from made in usa. hi to heat up the situation in the region.
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner April 28 2021 07: 19
      +10
      Well, American sea wolves are not the first to receive from the Iranians.
      Traditions. winked
      1. Revolver
        Revolver April 28 2021 07: 30
        +4
        This photo was taken under Obama and was one of the reasons for Trump's election. If the crap do not understand anything and this will happen again, it will hiccup to them in 2024, and for starters in the next year's congressional elections.
      2. Roman070280
        Roman070280 April 28 2021 09: 58
        -2
        Relatively speaking - one photo for a hundred years ..
        There are no elusive ones, but somehow they are not attracted to "tradition".
    3. Evdokim
      Evdokim April 28 2021 07: 39
      +1
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      It all starts small

      First the pursuit, and .... then the boarding, and .... The IRGC has its own patrol ship. what
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B April 28 2021 06: 30
    +5
    A warning fire from a warship means the negotiation is over!
    From this place - who will blink before!
  3. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov April 28 2021 06: 43
    0
    ***
    A warning shot to the head ...
    ***
    1. Revolver
      Revolver April 28 2021 07: 15
      -4
      Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
      A warning shot to the head ...
      And it should.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 28 2021 06: 49
    +8
    USS Firebolt sailed in the Persian Gulf with the US Coast Guard patrol boat USCGC Baranoff
    And since when did the Gulf coast become the territory of the United States? The Coast Guard must protect the interior of the United States. True, she is allowed to participate in foreign operations, but still where is the United States, and where is the Persian Gulf. Or is there not enough naval ships to escort? And there were, are and will be incidents in this region, especially when two antagonists - the United States and Iran - met.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. April 28 2021 06: 50
      +4
      Appetite grows with eating, in the United States it is bottomless.
    2. Revolver
      Revolver April 28 2021 07: 20
      -7
      Quote: rotmistr60
      And since when did the Gulf coast become the territory of the United States?

      It's okay. USCG is helping the Arab Gulf countries to, imagine, coastline protection. And, accordingly, it has the right to be in the territorial waters of the host countries, as well as international waters, when and how much it considers necessary. And the IRGC has completely lost its way to run into international waters, but it looks like it got rid of the warning fire and dumped it to hell.
      1. lwxx
        lwxx April 28 2021 07: 41
        +6
        The US Navy cruiser URO Chancellorsville suddenly changed direction and crossed the course of the BOD "Admiral Vinogradov" 50 meters from the ship. Next time we also need to do A warning shot to the head ...
      2. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. April 28 2021 08: 19
        -4
        What's normal here, what if our fleet starts firing at imaginary terrorists in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida?
      3. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 April 28 2021 09: 29
        +3
        Quote: Nagan
        It's fine.
        What a funny normality. laughing Although, what I mean is a mattress.
    3. Greenwood
      Greenwood April 28 2021 07: 31
      -1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      True, she is allowed to participate in foreign operations, but still where is the United States, and where is the Persian Gulf.
      The area of ​​responsibility of the US Navy is the whole world.
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky April 28 2021 11: 00
        +2
        Quote: Greenwood
        The area of ​​responsibility of the US Navy is the whole world.

        The whole world for mattresses is rather a zone of irresponsibility. Everywhere they shit and are not responsible for the consequences, and it is high time to put them in a stall.
    4. konstantin68
      konstantin68 April 28 2021 09: 14
      +1
      I wanted to write literally the same thing. But you got ahead hi
  5. knn54
    knn54 April 28 2021 06: 54
    +6
    The impression is that the incidents are taking place not in the Persian Gulf, but in the Mexican one.
    1. Pavel73
      Pavel73 April 28 2021 07: 11
      +2
      From the language removed! wink
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  7. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 28 2021 07: 13
    +1
    There, another option was voiced that they say that Iranian boats drove the Americans out of the zone like the Iranian exercises ... So the fig knows what exactly happened, one thing is clear - the Americans were scared, and they were obviously scared
    1. Revolver
      Revolver April 28 2021 07: 46
      -5
      Quote: Cowbra
      There, another option was voiced that they say that Iranian boats drove the Americans out of the zone like the Iranian exercises ... So the fig knows what exactly happened, one thing is clear - the Americans were scared, and they were obviously scared

      You should take a closer look at who, after the warning shots, continued to follow their course and their speed, and who got away from sin. Maybe you will understand.
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra April 28 2021 07: 52
        +1
        Quote: Nagan
        Maybe you will understand.

        As an option, as from the zone from which they were ousted - they left - so the Iranians lagged behind. And there was no running around with firing on Iranian boats. Maybe you will understand ...
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 28 2021 07: 44
    +2
    New reports indicate that Iranian boats "chased" a US Cyclone-class patrol ship in the Persian Gulf.
    Since there are "pursuers", then there are runaways. Presumably the Merikatos were in the role of the runaways? laughing
  9. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov April 28 2021 10: 01
    -6


    Lion and mouse
    (fable in verse)

    The lion rested in the shadow of the rock,
    Waiting out the scorching heat,
    And suddenly from the mink I heard
    The squeak of an insolent mouse, blaspheming lions.

    She shouted: “Lions, friends,
    Mice don't hold a candle!
    Let them come, I am with them
    At times I will be able to figure it out!

    A foolish lion than any donkey!
    A hundred times more cowardly than a hare! "
    But the lion did not lead an ear,
    Indulging in lazy slumber.

    Sitting on a rock, buzzard,
    He said to the lion: “The mouse is weak and pitiful.
    Really, you can get away with it all,
    And you will not tear the impudent to shreds?

    After all, it will say so
    That the mouse is stronger than anyone else in the world
    To blaspheme you and other lions. "
    To this the lion yawned and replied:

    “Better a mouse, they say,
    That I was afraid of their strength,
    Than lions reproach with contempt,
    Because I fought with mice. "

    Who is the wrath of a petty slave,
    He does not acquire good fame,
    After all, if your opponent is weak,
    Victory over him humiliates.
    © Author. O. Emelyanova. Oct 2018
    1. Ripap
      Ripap April 28 2021 15: 24
      0
      There was a ball and a name day in the forest
      A hare was invited to them ...

      Then I think you know ..
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky April 28 2021 16: 17
      +1
      A wonderful fable about the greatness and patience of Russia. yes
      Not like mattresses, which can only attack and defeat those who are obviously weaker.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov April 28 2021 17: 59
        -2
        Quote: Nyrobsky
        A wonderful fable about the greatness and patience of Russia.

        I understand how you would like to turn things around in this way ... Unfortunately, I can't help you with anything, alas ...
        Please accept my deepest condolences. hi
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky April 28 2021 18: 33
          +2
          Quote: A. Privalov
          Please accept my deepest condolences.

          Yes, fullness, you do not need condolences.
          Quote: A. Privalov
          how would you like to wrap it’s the way it is ... Unfortunately, I can’t help you with anything, alas ...

          There is no need to turn anything around, it is enough to know the history in which there are enough examples that Russia more than once beat the enemies of the adversaries, and not at all weak, but quite organized and having great power, especially at the initial stage of the war. If Russia went to fight in Europe, it was only with a return visit, when they themselves asked for it, i.e. show up without an invitation.
          But mattresses with great victories over a serious opponent did not go well with the word in general, and with examples of the like in history, everything is somehow completely bad. But with shameful defeats, everything is quite decent and stable, even in Vietnam, even in Afghanistan. In the latter case, the bearded men, moreover, had neither equipment nor aviation, but they put the "liberators" on their skis and pointed them in the right direction. So the last lines from the fable you cited fit the United States at an opportune moment.
          After all, if your opponent is weak,
          Victory over him humiliates.
          In this case, they managed to humiliate themselves twice, because they did not win, but were defeated. Unfortunately I cannot console you, alas ... hi
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov April 28 2021 19: 27
            0
            Your eights in the air were in vain. VO readers did not appreciate them. lol
            If everything were exactly as you write and by Leo was meant great Russia with her, in your words, inescapable longsuffering, then the fable would be drowned in pluses.
            So, as your neighbors and quite recent brothers say: "Ne waste kume sily! Vse tse wasted work!" hi
            1. Nyrobsky
              Nyrobsky April 28 2021 19: 50
              +2
              Quote: A. Privalov
              Your eights in the air were in vain. VO readers did not appreciate them.
              If everything were exactly as you write and by Leo was meant great Russia with her, in your words, inescapable longsuffering, then the fable would be drowned in pluses.
              So, as your neighbors and quite recent brothers say: "Ne waste kume sily! Vse tse wasted work!"

              Come on, Alexander Batkovich, as arguments, blame the pluses and minuses. this does not change the essence of the content and is generally a dubious criterion for evaluation. You are already the fifth year on the VO, and therefore you should be aware of the fact that all the "main cavalry" has long rushed into the breakthrough and clouds of powder smoke are cut in the fresh news, forgetting about the rear. Not many people will look at the article from 6 in the morning. Well, unless you and I get bogged down in disagreements. our views are diametrically opposed, and therefore consensus is impossible. Let's finish for this. It's time hi
              1. A. Privalov
                A. Privalov April 28 2021 20: 06
                -1
                And to you, all the best! hi
            2. aszzz888
              aszzz888 April 29 2021 08: 08
              0

              A. Privalov (Alexander Privalov)
              Yesterday, 19: 27

              0
              Your eights in the air were in vain. VO readers did not appreciate them.
              For "all" do not worry, see your dividends)). My condolences! laughing fool wassat tongue
  10. Antokha
    Antokha April 28 2021 11: 38
    0
    Still, it would be nice to indicate that the case took place at night or in the dark.
  11. duchy
    duchy April 28 2021 16: 18
    -1
    In-oh-oh warriors, laughing And they also claim world domination with such an army, navy and aviation. What is it that all whom the penguins provoke, act "not professionally", too, the gurus were found their mother. wassat
  12. yfast
    yfast April 28 2021 21: 32
    -1
    In the war there were torpedo boats, if the Persians figured out a pair of torpedoes per pelvis, it will not seem to anyone. There are a lot of them, you can't fill them all quickly. Even elves go to the toilet.