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

Kylian Mbappe: Argentine Bull dubbed Mbappe in Honour of Football Star

first_imgBuenos Aires, July 17: Mbappe, a 22-month-old bull weighing 920 kg (2,028 lbs) named after the young French national football team star, was the first specimen to enter Argentina’s 132nd Livestock, Agriculture and Industry Expo on Monday.https://twitter.com/KMbappe/status/1018780905605869569The bull – described as a “moderately-sized” animal with “high breed quality” during the show’s opening event – hails from the Curaco farm, owned by rancher Luciano Trappa. “In this year of World Cup passion, we want to honour the figure of the winning national team,” Trappa said of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who won Best Young Player at the world soccer tournament. IANSlast_img read more