U.S. Navy officials Wednesday were decrying what they said were a series of “unsafe and unprofessional” encounters with Iranian vessels in the Straits of Hormuz, with the latest incident occurring Tuesday, CNN reported Wednesday. In the latest incident, three Navy ships as well as a US Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter were treated unprofessionally by an Iranian Navy vessel while traversing the international waters of the Straits of Hormuz, a U.S. military statement said. During the encounter, the statement said, the Iranian vessel came within 800 yards of a U.S. guided-missile destroyer, trained a spotlight on the U.S. ship and scanned it from bow to stern. Each of the three U.S. ships – the…