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May 20, 1988
Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched their second tanker attack in two days in the Strait of Hormuz, hitting a liquefied petroleum gas carrier with rocket-propelled grenades. Gulf-based shipping officials said a Norwegian sailor was injured when grenades fired from speedboats slammed into the 55,173-ton Berge Strand's crew quarters. A U.S. Navy spokesman said the attack occurred 60 miles from the nearest patrolling U.S. vessels.
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July 11, 2012 | By David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The Navy is rushing tiny underwater drones to the Persian Gulf to help find and destroy sea mines as part of an American military buildup aimed at stopping Iran from closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the event of a crisis, U.S. officials said. Only 88 pounds and 4 feet long, the unmanned, remotely guided submersibles carry a TV camera, homing sonar and an explosive charge for what amounts to a kamikaze mission: When it detects a mine, the undersea craft obliterates itself as well as the mine.
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NEWS
March 1, 1995 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iran has deployed Hawk antiaircraft missiles on strategic islands around the Strait of Hormuz, the potential choke point for oil shipments through the Persian Gulf, President Clinton and Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday. U.S. intelligence has also spotted Iran moving artillery into forward positions on the islands, Shalikashvili said.
OPINION
January 8, 2012
One man's legacy Re "Paying homage to a Holocaust survivor's firm grip on life," Column, Jan. 4 I've read Kurt Streeter's column on Warsaw ghetto uprising survivor Leon Weinstein several times; with each read, its impact becomes more profound. Having married the daughter of Holocaust survivors, I've come to learn from a firsthand perspective that Weinstein's story mirrors that of so many others I've heard. As tragic as these memories are, they are nevertheless exceeded by the unimaginable courage of those who survived and went on to build new lives.
WORLD
March 21, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi and Julian E. Barnes
A nuclear-powered Navy submarine collided with another U.S. warship in the narrow Strait of Hormuz early Friday in what officials are calling the first incident of its kind in the Persian Gulf. At least 15 sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine Hartford were slightly injured when it collided with the amphibious transport dock New Orleans, the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet announced. The Navy said the Hartford's nuclear propulsion plant was undamaged.
OPINION
January 8, 2012
One man's legacy Re "Paying homage to a Holocaust survivor's firm grip on life," Column, Jan. 4 I've read Kurt Streeter's column on Warsaw ghetto uprising survivor Leon Weinstein several times; with each read, its impact becomes more profound. Having married the daughter of Holocaust survivors, I've come to learn from a firsthand perspective that Weinstein's story mirrors that of so many others I've heard. As tragic as these memories are, they are nevertheless exceeded by the unimaginable courage of those who survived and went on to build new lives.
WORLD
December 28, 2011 | By Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
Iran's top naval commander said Wednesday that closing the Persian Gulf to oil tanker traffic would be "easier than drinking a glass of water" but that his nation would not do so for now. "Closing the Strait of Hormuz for Iran's armed forces is really easy ... or, as Iranians say, it will be easier than drinking a glass of water," Habibollah Sayyari told the country's English language Press TV. "But right now, we don't need to shut it as we have...
WORLD
July 11, 2012 | By David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The Navy is rushing tiny underwater drones to the Persian Gulf to help find and destroy sea mines as part of an American military buildup aimed at stopping Iran from closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the event of a crisis, U.S. officials said. Only 88 pounds and 4 feet long, the unmanned, remotely guided submersibles carry a TV camera, homing sonar and an explosive charge for what amounts to a kamikaze mission: When it detects a mine, the undersea craft obliterates itself as well as the mine.
NEWS
December 16, 1988 | From Reuters
Four Indian fishermen were injured when their vessel struck a mine in the southern Persian Gulf close to the Strait of Hormuz, the Al Ittihad newspaper reported Thursday. It said the mine exploded on Wednesday 35 miles off the Ras al Khaima emirate.
WORLD
April 4, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Iran successfully tested its second new torpedo, the latest weapon to be unveiled during war games in the Persian Gulf that the military said were aimed at preparing the country's defenses against the United States. The torpedo, believed to be more powerful and capable of going deeper than others in Iran's arsenal, was tested in the Strait of Hormuz, a vital corridor for oil supplies.
WORLD
December 28, 2011 | By Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
Iran's top naval commander said Wednesday that closing the Persian Gulf to oil tanker traffic would be "easier than drinking a glass of water" but that his nation would not do so for now. "Closing the Strait of Hormuz for Iran's armed forces is really easy ... or, as Iranians say, it will be easier than drinking a glass of water," Habibollah Sayyari told the country's English language Press TV. "But right now, we don't need to shut it as we have...
WORLD
March 21, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi and Julian E. Barnes
A nuclear-powered Navy submarine collided with another U.S. warship in the narrow Strait of Hormuz early Friday in what officials are calling the first incident of its kind in the Persian Gulf. At least 15 sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine Hartford were slightly injured when it collided with the amphibious transport dock New Orleans, the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet announced. The Navy said the Hartford's nuclear propulsion plant was undamaged.
NEWS
March 1, 1995 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iran has deployed Hawk antiaircraft missiles on strategic islands around the Strait of Hormuz, the potential choke point for oil shipments through the Persian Gulf, President Clinton and Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday. U.S. intelligence has also spotted Iran moving artillery into forward positions on the islands, Shalikashvili said.
NEWS
May 20, 1988
Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched their second tanker attack in two days in the Strait of Hormuz, hitting a liquefied petroleum gas carrier with rocket-propelled grenades. Gulf-based shipping officials said a Norwegian sailor was injured when grenades fired from speedboats slammed into the 55,173-ton Berge Strand's crew quarters. A U.S. Navy spokesman said the attack occurred 60 miles from the nearest patrolling U.S. vessels.
NEWS
April 26, 1987 | United Press International
An Iranian helicopter gunship attacked a Panamanian-registered oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, causing damage but no casualties, Persian Gulf shipping sources said. They said the tanker, the 141,006-ton Megapoint, was empty when it came under fire shortly after midnight and was able to sail under its own power to Dubai despite the damage.
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