US ship opens fire in Suez

#1
US warship 'opens fire in Suez'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7311992.stm

A US warship has opened fire on a small Egyptian boat in the Suez Canal, killing one man, Egyptian reports say.
The warship was passing through the canal when it was approached by a boat selling local merchandise, reports say
a simple 'no thanks' would have been sufficient.

EDIT to add> its now a container ship.

A US container ship has opened fire on a small Egyptian boat in the Suez Canal, killing one man,
jumpy private security contractor?
 
#2
DrStealth said:
US warship 'opens fire in Suez'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7311992.stm

A US warship has opened fire on a small Egyptian boat in the Suez Canal, killing one man, Egyptian reports say.
The warship was passing through the canal when it was approached by a boat selling local merchandise, reports say
a simple 'no thanks' would have been sufficient.

EDIT to add> its now a container ship.

A US container ship has opened fire on a small Egyptian boat in the Suez Canal, killing one man,
jumpy private security contractor?
It doesn't surprise me to be honest but I don't think it helps anyone by discussing the force protection measures put in place onboard USN vessels on an open forum.
 
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#5
the_matelot said:
DrStealth said:
US warship 'opens fire in Suez'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7311992.stm

A US warship has opened fire on a small Egyptian boat in the Suez Canal, killing one man, Egyptian reports say.
The warship was passing through the canal when it was approached by a boat selling local merchandise, reports say
a simple 'no thanks' would have been sufficient.

EDIT to add> its now a container ship.

A US container ship has opened fire on a small Egyptian boat in the Suez Canal, killing one man,
jumpy private security contractor?
It doesn't surprise me to be honest but I don't think it helps anyone by discussing the force protection measures put in place onboard USN vessels on an open forum.
What??? Have you had a common sense by-pass??
 
#8
They've hosed down the Ghouli-Ghouli man!!! say it ain't so!! 8O
 
#10
Its a fair one if they thought they could come under attack..
 
#12
The second article on this says no one was hurt. They fired warning shots to keep the guy away.

Pretty much sticking to ROE it seems to me.
 

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