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
Screen shot of an Iranian video claiming to be spy footage of USS Harry S. Truman from an Iranian UAV.
Officials at U.S. 5th Fleet confirmed to USNI News Iranian forces flew an unmanned aerial vehicle over French carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) earlier this month in a Friday statement to USNI News. Read More
Riverine sailors detained by IRGCN forces on Jan. 12, 2016 off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf.
PENTAGON – A navigation error – not technology tampering – led to two U.S. Navy riverine command boats and ten sailors being held by Iranian forces earlier this month, USNI News has learned. Read More
Capt. Gary Leigh, center right, commander, Coastal Riverine Group One, greets the 10 U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron Three, upon their return to Naval Air Station North Island on Jan. 22, 2016. US Navy Photo
The 10 Navy sailors who were detained by Iran have returned to San Diego to be reunited with their families and continue debriefings in a Navy investigation. Read More
The following is footage from Iranian Press TV of the Jan. 12, 2016 detention of 10 riverine sailors on Farsi Island. Read More
Riverine Command Boats (RCB) 802 and 805 participate in a bi-lateral exercise with Kuwait naval forces in the Persian Gulf in 2015. US Navy Photo
Ten sailors who were detained by Iranian forces were released on Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Navy. Read More
Two U.S. Navy riverine patrol boats and their crews were seized by Iranian forces off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf, a defense official told USNI News. Read More