U.S. forces prevent Iranian Navy from seizing commercial tankers in Gulf of Oman.

Iranian vessel opens fire on Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker TRF Moss.

U.S. Navy destroyer USS McFaul arrives, causing Iranian vessel to depart.

Distress call received from Bahamian-flagged oil tanker Richmond Voyager, under threat from another Iranian naval vessel.

USS McFaul speeds towards Richmond Voyager, while Iranian personnel fire multiple rounds at the tanker.

Richmond Voyager sustains no casualties but the hull is hit near crew living spaces.

Increased U.S. presence in the Strait of Hormuz aims to deter threats to commercial shipping.

Iran's actions pose a clear threat to maritime security and the global economy.

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