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Oil prices close to seventy million barrels of oil passing through the Strait of Hormuz every day and the US fifth fleet.
Based in Bahrain in charge of making sure that it's nothing interferes with the oil that flows for the world energy markets so with that Melissa Francis today's -- -- -- With an inside look at what it takes to guard this very important area Melissa.
Yeah we were embedded on the USS enterprise exclusively it was such -- -- but this is a vessel with a ton of history behind it has been out on the waters.
Or 51 years it was parked -- Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis.
And right now it is in the sea of Arabia patrolling the region -- -- -- flight missions over Afghanistan to support our troops -- but they're also passing through the Strait of Hormuz as you mentioned.
Which is -- thirteen mile stretch of water that the Iranians have threatened again and again to shut down.
And I asked commander Doug teen who is also known as the mini boss.
What it was like when the Iranians come out to his ship in their speedboats and check came out here's what he had to set.
I imagine we talk a little bits that we go through each time.
I know they get on the radio or they make -- There announcements in -- news about how they dislike it.
Imagine no country likes that was so much.
What do you -- gives the impression of the victory gives off -- -- is the message.
Here and you -- a woman's real so yeah.
That is definitely.
Now if it was closed it would take a while -- -- would be painful I think in the world knows.
-- -- -- -- -- I -- just as much and with anything so yes that's a threat.
It may happen may not what we're here that make sure we do reopened again.
Now -- back to the important questions but I know you're wondering about know why did not flying one of those F eighteen super hornets although I am working on that.
Yes we were trapped and catapulted off the deck of that aircraft carrier.
And that was pretty awesome I have to -- and yes that is where they shot top gun we'll have more on that coming up in other shows later on all day today on Fox Business back -- you.
That's pretty cool stuff -- look for Melissa throughout the day including on now money her own program at 5 PM eastern time live from the Middle East.
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