Iran Navy Rescues U.S. Cargo Ship

Vessel attacked by pirates

Navy warship

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An Iranian Navy vessle on Wednesday rescued an American cargo ship from a pirate attack in the Gulf of Oman. The 500-foot Maersk Texas had disembarked from the United Arab Emirates port of Fujairah and was sailing for the U.S. when several small pirate ships besieged the vessel. The pirates fled when the Iranian navy ship approached, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency. Iranian commanders say their navy has engaged in hundreds of anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Oman over the past three years, but this is the first time they have saved an American ship. The U.S. navy has rescued several Iranian ships in the area.

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