US force could be sent to escort ships

US-led naval force could be quickly sent to escort ships in Gulf, analysts say

Deena Kamel

Measures could include aerial surveillance and mine-sweeping vessels

US-led naval escorts could form part of international efforts that can be deployed quickly to protect commercial vessels from further attacks in Arabian Gulf oil shipping lanes as regional tensions escalate.

Measures to secure the strategic commercial waterways could include escorted convoys of shipping vessels, aerial surveillance and minesweeper vessels, Gulf security and shipping analysts said.

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Source: thenational.ae

Images released by the US Department of Defense, which claim to show Iranian personnel.

Images released by the US Department of Defense, which claim to show Iranian personnel.

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