This photo taken on June 26, 2018, shows the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) anchored off Manila Bay. (Ted Aljibe – AFP / Getty Images) After a deadly attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman, the USS Ronald Reagan is now involved.
In the wee hours of Friday morning, the tanker, MT Mercer Street, was hit by what officials believe was a drone, according to The Times of Israel .
The attack killed two crew members – one British and one Romanian.
Israeli officials blamed Iran for the attack. In recent months, Iran and Israel have each had their ships fired upon and blamed the other for the attacks.Although past assaults have damaged shipping, this is the first attack in which crewmen aboard the vessels have been reported killed. U.S. Navy has boarded MT Mercer Street. It’s telling that USS Ronald Reagan, which is escorting the ship […]
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