U.S. Navy fires Commander of marines captured by Iran

first_img U.S. Navy fires Commander of marines captured by Iran View post tag: Iran View post tag: Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 The commander in charge of ten U.S. sailors who were detained by Iran in January 2016 was fired due to what the U.S. Navy termed as a ‘loss of confidence in his ability to command’.Commander Eric Rasch who was commanding the Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3 at the time of the incident was relieved of his duties May 12.Capt. Gary Leigh, commander of the Coastal Riverine Group-1, made this decision following his review of a preliminary investigation into the incident near Farsi Island in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 12-13, involving 10 CRS-3 Sailors.To remind, ten marines travelling aboard two riverine craft were detained by members of the Iranian Coast Guard after they sailed into Iranian waters. According to a preliminary report, the sailors faced problems with both the communication equipment and mechanical issues with the boats they were using.After they were captured, sailors aboard U.S. Navy cruiser USS Anzio received a communication from the Iranians that the RCB Sailors were in Iranian custody and were “safe and healthy.” The sailors were subsequently released after 16 hours of detainment.The incident did not go unnoticed in international media as Iranian personnel held their U.S. counterparts at gunpoint and forced them to apologize for their actions on video, much to the disliking of U.S. diplomats. Authorities May 13, 2016 Share this article View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy fires Commander of marines captured by Iran last_img read more


first_img87, of Bayonne, passed away on November 18 at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ, with her family by her side. Edith was born in Jersey City and has resided in Bayonne all her life. She was a housewife. She was a past member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Church Marion Group. Wife of the late Joseph Benedetto. Mother of Denise Benedetto, Joseph Benedetto and his Wife Phyllis, Marc Benedetto and his Wife Lisa, and Patrice Benedetto- Hernandez and her Husband Ernesto. Grandmother of Josh Benedetto, Marina Benedetto, Kristin Benedetto Shiels, Amanda Benedetto, Tara Benedetto DeJohn, Brianne Benedetto, Tyler Hernandez and Dylan Hernandez. Great-Grandmother of Giovanni DeJohn, Adrianna DeJohn, Mario Maniglia and Mila Maniglia. She is also survived by her cousin and best friend Barbara Gibbons. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

Saints boss has faith in Lambert

first_img Press Association It has been quite a few weeks for the 31-year-old striker, not only getting in the England squad for the first time but also scoring in his first two matches. Lambert continued his remarkable rise by leading the line for Roy Hodgson’s side in Ukraine, where they held out for what could prove to be an invaluable draw as they search for World Cup qualification. “And also considering the fact he is a new dad and moved house as well – many things.” That confidence in his ability was epitomised by Pochettino’s surprise at suggestions he was considering selling the striker. It was reported on Thursday the Saints boss was ready to sanction the sale of the fans’ favourite in January – something he rejected out of hand. “I want to be respectful with that sort of rumours and news that happens but what can I say?” he asked. “Through Twitter, Facebook, all sorts of media you can throw out there any kind of rumours. “He’s been in the starting line-up in every game so I don’t understand these kind of rumours and I don’t want to understand them. I thought this only happened in Spain.” Lambert looks likely to start again for Southampton as they welcome Crystal Palace to St Mary’s on Saturday, when Pochettino will look to shackle former team-mate Marouane Chamakh. “I cannot be objective about Chamakh because I have known him since he was young and I was part of Bordeaux when he made his debut,” he said. “He’s a really important player for them and a very good player for him. “I have known him for a very long time and the threat he poses but in the Premier League there are no easy rivals, they are all tough rivals, and we need to be ready for the game.” However, the striker has been unable to match his England heroics with Saints so far this season. A penalty on the opening day is all the normally free-scoring striker has managed in six Premier League starts, but manager Pochettino is not concerned. “We are very happy and pleased with how he’s playing, very happy with his contributions to the team and I have no doubts the goals will start coming from him as well,” the Argentinian said. “In addition to that, there is a new situation Rickie Lambert is going through – he’s 31 years old and only now in the international side and there is a lot of expectation placed on him. “It’s something he has to adapt to that new situation he is going through, but we are very relaxed about his contribution and performances. “I think he needs time to adapt to his new situation especially being 31 years old. “I think it places a lot of physical and mental stress on him to be all of a sudden this big name in the international side. “He needs to be able to withstand and adapt to that mental pressure and that physical pressure that he is facing at the moment. Mauricio Pochettino has no concerns about Rickie Lambert’s lack of goals and laughed off speculation he would sell the Southampton striker.last_img read more