New U.S. Convoy Sails Into Gulf

From Reuters

A new U.S.-escorted convoy of tankers has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf and is heading for Kuwait, witnesses said today.

Reporters in helicopters said that the convoy was composed of three tankers and three U.S. warships.

Shipping agents said it was maintaining radio silence and the identities of the tankers was not yet known.

It was the third inward-bound convoy of Kuwaiti tankers flying the U.S. flag.

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