CENTCOM Says IRGC Vessel Attempted to “Blind” US Vessels with Spotlight in Strait of Hormuz

CENTCOM Says IRGC Vessel Attempted to “Blind” US Vessels with Spotlight in Strait of Hormuz


The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) reported that an IRGC vessel attempted to blind the bridges of two American naval vessels in the Strait of Hormuz on December 5, calling the incident “unsafe and unprofessional manner.”

In a press release, CENTCOM stated that the expeditionary sea base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) and guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) were “conducting a routine transit in international waters” when the Iranina vessel “attempted to blind the bridge by shining a spotlight and crossed within 150 yards of the U.S. ships – dangerously close, particularly at night.”

USS Lewis B. Puller (Top) and guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (Bottom)

“The U.S. ships safely deescalated the situation through the employment of audible warnings and non-lethal lasers. U.S. Navy ships continued their transit without further incident.”

The statement concluded by saying that “the IRGCN’s actions violated international standards of professional and safe maritime behavior, increasing the risk of miscalculation and collision.”

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