According to Dubai Police commander-in-chief, US Navy ship did not give waning to Indian fishermen
US had claimed that when ship’s guards saw a motorised boat approaching the ship at high speed, it issed a warned before opening firing. The incident killed one fisherman and injured several.
According to the testimony of the injured, the fishermen were not warned to move away by the ship, reported Khaleej Times has reported quoting the police chief.
“Usually, we return late in the evening, but decided to head to shore early because one of the engines had stopped working. We did not receive any warning. If they had signalled to us, we would have waited for them to pass. But there was no siren or alarm,” one fisherman told the newspaper from his bed in Rashid Hospital.
"The US crew repeatedly attempted to warn the vessel’s operators to turn away from their deliberate approach. When those efforts failed to deter the approaching vessel, the security team on the Rappahannock fired rounds from a .50-caliber machine gun," the statement said.