An undated photo of IRGCN patrol boats.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
A U.S. Navy patrol coastal ship was harassed by seven Iranian vessels on Sunday and narrowly avoided colliding with one, in the latest in a string of incidents in the Persian Gulf. Read More
Riverine Command Boat (RCB) 802’s boat captain, Lt. David Nartker, assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.7, checks his boat’s communications system operating in the Persian Gulf in 2015. US Navy Photo
Lt. David Nartker, the officer in charge of the crew of two riverine boats captured and held by Iranian forces, is appealing the punishment issued earlier this month, according to information obtained by USNI News. Read More
Lt. David Nartker, right, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3, talks with an Indonesian “Kopaska” Naval Special Forces on Aug. 6, 2015. US Navy Photo
CORRECTION: The date on a photo of Lt. David Nartker in a caption in a previous version of this post was incorrect. It was taken on Aug. 6, 2015, not 2016.
This post was updated with additional information on the sailors who faced administrative punishment. A graphic of the U.S. Navy’s timeline of events was also added.
The officer in charge of the U.S. sailors who were captured and held by Iranian forces in January faces administrative punishment for his role in the incident, several defense officials have confirmed to USNI News. Read More
The following is the U.S. Navy’s timeline of the Jan. 12, 2016 Farsi Island incident in which ten U.S. sailors were captured by Iranian forces. The timeline was part of the report that was released on Thursday. Read More
The following is the executive summary of the U.S. Navy’s investigation into the Jan. 12, 2016 seizure of 10 U.S. sailors by Iranian forces near Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. Read More
Riverine sailors detained by IRGCN forces on Jan. 12, 2016 off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf.
The Navy relieved the Task Force 56 commander who oversaw the 10 sailors on two riverine craft detained by Iran earlier this year, citing loss of confidence in his ability to command. Read More
Rear Adm. Kevin Donegan
The Navy has nominated Rear Adm. Kevin “Kid” Donegan to the rank of vice admiral and an assignment as commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and commander of U.S. 5th Fleet in Bahrain. Read More