Maersk Tigris, file image (c) Damietta Port Authority/MarineTraffic.com
By David Lerman
(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy has stopped accompanying U.S.- flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, ending a mission that began last week after Iran’s seizure of a cargo ship.
The Navy ended the operation Tuesday, but its ships remain in the area conducting maritime operations, Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Defense Department spokesman, told reporters Wednesday at the Pentagon.
A U.S. destroyer continues to monitor the seized cargo ship, the MV Maersk Tigris, which flies the flag of the Marshall Islands, Warren said.
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