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The Navy seized a small boat carrying enough weapons to invade a small country

May 18, 2021

From the Task and Purpose website

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A U.S. Navy ship seized a small boat packed with enough weapons to invade a small country last week in the North Arabian Sea.

Though it remains unclear where the weapons were headed, the boat, called a dhow, was stopped in international waters by the USS Monterey and boarded for “routine flag verification” on May 6, according to officials with the Navy’s 5th Fleet. A joint Navy-Coast Guard interdiction team found the dhow was a stateless vessel carrying a weapons cache so large that it took 36 hours to unload.

Continue reading – You can see a full size photograph of all the weapons

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