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US Navy intercepts fishing boat smuggling ammunition in Gulf of Oman

US Navy intercepts fishing boat smuggling ammunition in Gulf of Oman

An oil tanker cruises towards the Strait of Hormuz off the shores of Khasab in Oman on January 15, 2012. (Credit: AFP)

CAIRO — The US Navy's Fifth Fleet said announced Saturday that it had intercepted a fishing trawler smuggling "more than 50 tons of ammunition rounds, fuses and propellants for rockets" in the Gulf of Oman, along a maritime route from Iran to Yemen on Dec. 1.

"Navy personnel operating from expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) discovered the illicit cargo during a flag verification boarding, marking US 5th Fleet’s second major illegal weapons seizure within a month," it added in a statement.


CAIRO — The US Navy's Fifth Fleet said announced Saturday that it had intercepted a fishing trawler smuggling "more than 50 tons of ammunition rounds, fuses and propellants for rockets" in the Gulf of Oman, along a maritime route from Iran to Yemen on Dec. 1."Navy personnel operating from expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) discovered the illicit cargo during a flag verification...