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WorldIranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims

05:30  11 july  2019
05:30  11 july  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

Threat level raised for UK ships in Iranian waters

Threat level raised for UK ships in Iranian waters The threat level was raised to the highest point before Iranian boats 'tried to intercept' a British tanker.

The British Heritage tanker was being escorted through the flashpoint region by the Montrose amid feverish Tanker spooked days earlier. Responding to the reports , US Central Command The Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 was seized by British Royal Marines off Gibraltar after being

An Iranian former commander has said the country should seize a British oil tanker unless an Iranian ship detained by the Royal Marines is Tensions high as Trump approves new Iran sanctions: In pictures. 1/17. Iran claims that in this picture released by Iran state TV, their surface-to-air missile is

Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims Iran's fast-attack craft, the type repeatedly used to harass ships in the Persian Gulf. Five Iranian gunboats failed in an attempt to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, according to US officials cited in a CNN report.

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces ordered a British oil tanker to alter its route in the Strait of Hormuz and tried to force it near Iranian-controlled waters, according to CNN. But the HMS Montrose, a UK Royal Navy frigate, was escorting the oil tanker and pointed its weapons on the IRGC vessels.

The HMS Montrose verbally warned the Iranian forces, who then backed off, CNN reported. US aircraft observed and recorded the incident, CNN said.

Iran, US and Britain at odds over Gulf incident where ships 'attempted to block' British tanker

Iran, US and Britain at odds over Gulf incident where ships 'attempted to block' British tanker The British Government says three Iranian vessels tried to stop a British tanker from moving through the Strait of Hormuz, but Iran's Revolutionary Guards deny there was any encounter with foreign ships. US officials said earlier on Wednesday (local time) that five boats, believed to be under the command of the Guards, had approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.

Five armed Iranian military vessels have allegedly approached a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf requesting the vessel to change course and dock, but were scared off by a UK warship, a US defense official claimed . The report named the warship as HMS Montrose, a British frigate last seen

Royal Navy frigate was sent to escort British tanker in the Gulf on Tuesday. Iranian politicians have threatened to seize a British tanker after the Grace 1 was detained off the coast of Bonnes' mission is 'to try and open the discussion space to avoid an uncontrolled escalation, or even an accident

The incident follows increased tensions between Iran and the UK. On Wednesday, Iran threatened to seize UK tankers, which have recently been escorted by the HMS Montrose and a minehunter travelling through the Strait of Hormuz.

UK sends second warship to Gulf after Iran threats over seized tanker

UK sends second warship to Gulf after Iran threats over seized tanker The UK is to increase its military presence in the Gulf by sending a second warship to the region. HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer, will sail to the Gulf in the coming days after recently completing NATO exercises in the Black Sea, and is expected in the region shortly. Duncan will operate alongside the Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose, and US allies in the Gulf, but she will not be part of an international maritime coalition proposed by Washington.

Vessels from Iran 's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps tried to seize a British Heritage tanker sailing through the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday - US It comes after Royal Marines seized an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar last week, which Britain says was violating EU sanctions by carrying

A British Royal Navy patrol vessel guards the oil supertanker Grace 1, that's on suspicion of carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria, as it sits anchored in waters In a speech broadcast live on state television on Monday, Hatami denounced the “threatening” actions taken by the Royal Marines , describing

Iran's threats came after British Royal Marines seized an Iranian tanker suspected of violating the European Union's sanctions byshipping about 2 million barrels of crude oil to Syria.

"You [Britain] are the initiator of insecurity and you will realise the consequences later," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said to a state-sponsored news agency on Wednesday.

"Now you are so hopeless that, when one of your tankers wants to move in the region, you have to bring your frigates because you are scared," Rouhani added. "Then why do you commit such acts? You should instead allow navigation to be safe."

The US Defence Department said it "was aware" of the reports and referred the matter to the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"We are aware of the reports of [the IRGC's] harassment and attempts to interfere with the passage of the UK-flagged merchant vessel British Heritage today near the Strait of Hormuz," Navy Capt. Bill Urban said to INSIDER.

Iran's seizure of British-flagged oil tanker is 'unacceptable'

Iran's seizure of British-flagged oil tanker is 'unacceptable' The Foreign Office is "urgently seeking" further information after Iran claimed to have seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. © Sky News Screen Grab The Stena Impero has been seized in the Strait of Hormuz Owners of the Stena Impero have confirmed the vessel was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz at around 4pm UK time. A statement from the ship's owner and management firm said it was "in international waters". It added: "We are presently unable to contact the vessel which is now heading north towards Iran.

Is is claimed the tanker was illegally shipping oil to SyriaCredit: Reuters. Diplomatic tensions are rising between the UK and Iran . Iran has demanded the immediate release of the oil tanker , while an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation.

Iran today dismissed "fabricated" reports that British -flagged tanker Pacific Voyager had been seized by its Revolutionary Guard forces in the Gulf.

"Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution," Urban added. "The world economy depends on the free flow of commerce, and it is incumbent on all nations to protect and preserve this lynchpin of global prosperity."

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Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims
Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims

Iran 'may have seized' oil tanker that went off radar at weekend.
Iran may have seized a small oil tanker travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after its tracker stopped transmitting its location, a US official has said. The Panama-flagged Riah was in Iranian territorial waters near Qeshm Island, which is home to a Revolutionary Guard base, the defence official told the Associated Press (AP) news agency. "We certainly have suspicions that it was taken," the official said. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_c77bf762-69c2-461f-9081-e9bc96a977ff").

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