Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

A US Navy ship off the coast of Yemen was targeted with a low grade laser.

Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

World Bulletin / News Desk

A report in CNN has said that a U.S. Navy ship and helicopter were repeatedly targeted by a laser device on an Iranian-flagged merchant ship beginning on Sunday in the Gulf of Aden, according to a U.S. defense official.

It was alleged that the bridge area of the USS Forrest Sherman and one of its helicopters were targeted, the official said.

The Navy has not determined what the device was, or how powerful it was, but believes it was not of industrial or military grade quality considering that there was no damage. The incidents are viewed at this point as harassment from the Iranians.

The incidents took place in international waters off the coast of Yemen. The Navy ship was "conducting routine maritime operations," the official said. But it is well understood that U.S Navy warships patrol the region looking for any indication of Iranian weapons smuggling into Yemen.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Temmuz 2015, 09:42