Gulf of Oman tankers attacked: Live updates – CNN

The US military said that the USS Bainbridge remains in contact with one of the vessels attacked this morning and “is the on-scene US command authority.” 

“No interference with USS Bainbridge, or its mission, will be tolerated,” Lt. Col. Earl Brown, a spokesperson for US Central Command, said in a statement today.

A US official told CNN that multiple small Iranian boats have entered the area and the US is monitoring their activity.

The USS Mason is headed to the scene to provide additional assistance. 

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