Iranian patrol vessels fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel Tuesday morning and seized it for trespassing in territorial waters.
Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television station reported earlier the vessel was US-flagged, but it has since emerged that the cargo ship is registered in the Pacific island nation and had no Americans aboard.
The semi-official Iranian news agency Fars also reported that Iran has taken control of the MV Maersk Tigris for ‘trespassing’ on its territorial waters…
Maersk Tigris was clearly in international waters and diverted by Iranian navy pic.twitter.com/3hVbLy0KlG
— Patrick Megahan (@PatMegahan) April 28, 2015