Well Well Well... Guess who saved an American Cargo ship from Pirates?Submitted by RicheyG on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:37
(CNN) -- Iranian sailors helped scare off armed pirates who attacked an American cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman, Iranian state media reported Thursday.
It's the latest example of U.S.-Iranian cooperation on pirate-infested high seas despite a wave of tensions between Washington and Tehran over the decades.
The incident occurred northeast of Fujairah, a port for refueling oil tankers, the Fars News Agency said. The port, in the United Arab Emirates, is close to the Strait of Hormuz, an important oil shipping lane.
Iranian navy vessels received a distress signal from the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Texas during patrols.