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US aircraft carrier Eisenhower crosses Strait of Hormuz, enters Gulf waters


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Published November 27,2023


The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) introduced Sunday that the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower plane provider navigated by means of the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Persian Gulf.

“On Nov. 26, the Carrier Strike Group Eisenhower (IKECSG) completed a transit of the Strait of Hormuz to enter the waters of the Arabian Gulf as the Strike Group continues to support USCENTCOM missions,” CENTCOM stated on X.

The IKECSG will patrol the strategic waterway, positioned on the southeastern Arabian Peninsula, to make sure freedom of navigation, it added.

In a associated growth, CENTCOM stated a US warship acquired a destress name from a industrial tanker within the Gulf of Aden to the peninsula’s south, however that the tanker is now secure.

“On Nov. 26, the USS MASON (DDG 87), with allied ships from our coalition counter-piracy task force (TF 151) and associated aircraft responded to a distress call from the M/V CENTRAL PARK, a commercial vessel, that they were under attack by an unknown entity,” CENTCOM stated.

“Upon arrival, coalition elements demanded release of the vessel. Subsequently, five armed individuals debarked the ship and attempted to flee via their small boat. The MASON pursued the attackers, resulting in their eventual surrender.”

CENTCOM assured the protection of the tanker’s crew.

“Nov. 27 Sanaa time, two ballistic missiles were fired from Houthi controlled areas in Yemen toward the general location of the USS MASON (DDG 87) and M/V CENTRAL PARK,” CENTCOM stated. “The missiles landed in the Gulf of Aden approximately ten nautical miles from the ships.”

No harm was reported.

Following the Palestinian group Hamas‘s shock assault on Oct. 7 which marked the start of a brand new section of confrontation between Palestinian factions in Gaza and Israel, Washington introduced the strengthening of the capabilities of its Fifth Fleet within the area, whose missions lengthen from the Red Sea to the Gulf.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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