disabling fire

disabling fire

The firing of ordnance by ships or aircraft at the steering or propulsion system of a vessel. The intent is to disable with minimum injury to personnel or damage to vessel.
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Jamaica's security minister Dwight Nelson said coast guard officers were justified when they shot "disabling fire" at the engine room of the fishing ship, which he said appeared to be on course to ram the smaller patrol boat in Jamaican waters.
We slid aft into position for disabling fire, and our USCG sniper's aim was true.
AUF combines Navy helicopters with US Coast Guard airborne controllers and gunners to use warning shots and disabling fire to stop drug trafficking speed boats.
THE Birmingham coroner has warned about the dangers of deliberately disabling fire detectors following the death of a man in a city tower block.
It wasn't a disabling fire and had it been discovered while the vessel was at sea it could have continued under its own power to the nearest port.
The crew is armed with M-16 rifles for warning shots, 9 mm side arms and 12-gauge shotguns with slugs for disabling fire and non-lethal ordnance.