US aircraft carrier sails through Strait of Hormuz

The USS Abraham Lincoln on Sunday passed through the Strait of Hormuz — the first time a US aircraft carrier has been through the strategic waterway since Iran threatened to close it earlier this month.

The US Navy said the passage of the vessel was “routine” and had been completed without incident.

“USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) completed a regular and routine transit of the Strait of Hormuz, Jan. 22, to conduct maritime security operations as scheduled and in support of requirements set by the combatant commander,” a statement from Naval Forces Central Command said.

“The transit was completed as previously scheduled and without incident.”

The carrier was escorted by the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George and two destroyers.

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