Iranian ‘bomb boat’ in path of British warship
A British warship steaming to the Gulf is on high alert after an Iranian “bomb boat” was discovered in its path.
The unmanned attack vessel packed with explosives could have blown a hole in the hull of Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan.
The remote-controlled Blowfish was spotted lurking in the Red Sea by Saudi forces close to HMSDuncan’s route as she sails to protect shipping in the Gulf.
Iran has sworn revenge after Royal Marines impounded one of its tankers suspected of trying to illegally deliver oil to Syria.
Sources believe the Blowfish, which can be steered from four miles away, was deployed by Iran’s Houthi allies.
Heavily-armed Duncan, which is due to join the frigate HMS Montrose, will be at “action stations” as she sails though the Suez Canal.