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The Westward Venture, a ship contracted by the Navy to carry military cargo to Kuwait, fired warning shots Thursday on two Iranian fast boats, Fox News reported today.
The incident reportedly happened in the Persian Gulf about 50 miles of the Iranian coast. The Westward Venture blew its whistle and fired flares before using the machine guns to fire the warning shots.
There were no reports of damage or casualties.
UPDATE: Crude oil spiked more than $3 in the wake of the news.