Navy Responds To Iran Fast Attack Boats Harassing U.S. Ships

By Ethan Cole on
 September 18, 2022

The United States Navy has ships stationed throughout the world ready to take action at a moment's notice. However, these giant ships sitting in the water can become targets for enemy vessels.

Coast Guard

According to the Wall Street Journal, in the Persian Gulf, two U.S. Coast Guard ships had a run-in with Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats at the beginning of April. This is the first time something like this has happened this year.

Iran and the U.S. have just begun to negotiate terms to renew the 2015 multilateral nuclear accord in Vienna. According to Navy officials, three fast-attack crafts and a Harth 55 overtook two Coast Guard ships patrolling near the Persian Gulf's southern end.

The Harth, a 180-foot twin-hulled ship, continually cruised in front of the two Coast Guard ships. The Coast Guard ship, Wrangell, even had to take defensive maneuvers in order to not collide with the Harth vessel.

The Iranian ships came within 70 yards of the U.S. ships. The Coast Guard warned the ships multiple times to stay away. However, the Iranian ships ignored the warnings and continued to harass the U.S. ships for three hours.

The Coast Guard ships were performing routine patrols in the area.

Not The First Time

U.S. ships have had to deal with this type of harassment before. Last April, there were 11 IRGC vessels who "repeatedly conducted dangerous and harassing approaches." Two of the ships harassed were the same two that were being bothered this April.

In the 2020 incident, the ships were working on air integration exercises in conjunction with the U.S. Army. Vice Adm. James Malloy says that he is concerned that the IRGC will continue with this behavior. He also expressed concerns for the underlying motive for their actions.

“Sometimes their activities that are provocative in nature are just bad seamanship, and it still poses a threat to our force because it’s bad seamanship."

Vice. Admiral James Malloy

Warning Shots

In the 2020 incident, the Navy chose to fire some warning shots at the Iranian ships. Per Navy regulations, it is perfectly within commanders' rights to take measures to protect U.S. ships from others.

If ships approach Navy vessels at a distance of 100 meters, they can take "lawful defensive measures."

As the IRGC ships continue to terrorize Coast Guard and Navy ships, the Navy will continue to take defensive measures.

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32 comments on “Navy Responds To Iran Fast Attack Boats Harassing U.S. Ships”

    1. If the us ships are cleared for weapons free at 100 meters why the hell was it that the Iranian fast boats were within 70 meters from the US ships (still floating) ?

  1. I dobt that the president will do anything besides roll into a ball after telling kamala to "handle it", after which, she'll visit Paris or Rome or some other luxury spot.

  2. Bumbling Buffoon Beijing Biden won't do anything! He's afraid and he is a Chamberlain appeaser! China and Russia already know how weak he is.

  3. They are like mosquitoes, they keep on taking little sips of your blood until you swat death. Then and only then will they stop.

  4. Time to stop playing with them. Give them one warning than blow them out of the water. Make sure Iran knows this in advance.

  5. Omg I’ve read this a couple of times holding back tears and praying to God to keep my Family safe. Their out there, don’t know where, but their serving as I type. So please, for everyone who has loved ones serving now under this MANIAC, I’m praying for all, along with mine. God Bless America!

  6. If we do have Naval ships around the world I would guess some are carriers. If Iran or any other country has vessels challenging our coast guard ships, scatter a few attack jets to fly right over the bad guys first time; second time around let them know the USA means business; a third time, make the bad guys suffer!

    1. Biden will never let that happen. The most destructive thing he will do is sanction them or send them a boatload of money to leave us alone.

    2. If the us ships are cleared for weapons free at 100 meters why the hell was it that the Iranian fast boats were within 70 meters from the US ships (still floating) ?

    3. Do not threaten the Iranians, blow them out of the water as soon as they represent a danger to our ships. It’s the only language they understand.


  8. And yet Grandpa wants to send vaccinations over to them for humanitarian needs while Iran is constantly causing problems. These damn democrats never learn! Get these people out of office and in prison where they belong. They are killing this country and making the US a laughing stock to the entire globe.

    What a complete joke it was putting these idiots in as President and Vice President. We need Trump back!

  9. Gee thank you Joe coming man you have ruined everything you have touched in just 4 short months! But you are reaching your goal or your handlers goals destroying the las t country on earth that stands for justice. You are no good!

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  13. Defend our ships, screw the BS of this FRAUD administration wanting to ALLOW this ENEMY of our country any NUCLEA devices of any kind especially WEAPONS.

    1. I prefer to be the commanding officer of a warship disguised as a slow freighter and wait for the stupid B_____ds to attack the ."freighter" and then let them have it broadside and two harrier jets rising up out of the hold, Bim Bam and a few missiles........Leave just a small amount of debris floating on the water; Thank you Bubba,....Good night, Irene...,HoHoHoHoHo.....Only one way to deal with a "Bully" whether on two legs or on the sea,....let him think you are an easy target for him........Sort of like going back behind the Gym at the invitation of the Bully, halfback, Joe Biden who mistakes your small size not knowing your recent graduation from Jump School Had to Hand combat course, where you graduated number one in your class.

  14. It seems to me that we're allowing too much leeway. Warn them, fire one across their bow, then send them to Davy Jones locker. Leeway never does any good.

    1. When you are operating in International Waters lawfully and come under harassment from a foreign nation who use their ships and boats to endanger our ships, then you warn once, shot across the bows the second time and then blow them out of the water the third time leaving nothing but an oil slick and maybe a few floating body parts. All should be recorded.

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