Iran consumes gas, the UK reported that a second tanker was seized

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard corps reports that the Uk’s air space has been taken in the Strait of Hormuz, because of the failure to comply with international maritime regulations. Second, a British oil tanker, which sails under the Liberian flag, was in accordance with the UK was seized. According to the Iranian media, this tanker are released.

In short,

  • Iran claims that the British oil tanker ‘Stena Impero’, in addition to taken
  • According to the UK’s second oil tanker, the MV-Mesdar, has been confiscated
  • The british government was holding urgent consultations
  • The incidents occurred in the weeks of escalating tension between Iran and the US/UK
  • The UK took earlier, an Iranian oil tanker to be seized by the Gibraltar

The Onboard Impero’ and the ‘MV Mesdar” disappeared Friday night, both on the side. The first tanker, sailing under the British flag, and of the parent company, Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management.

As far as Iran to see that the crew of this oil tanker alerts, and enter them in the wrong direction.

Stena Bulk has let us know that there were 23 crew members on board the oil tanker, but they don’t connect. There are so far no reports of injuries. The tanker would have to be approached by a helicopter and several small boats.

The MV-Mesdar and it belongs to the British shipping company Norbulk UK. The British government, it has been reported that the oil tanker has been seized, but with Iran on this matter, still, nothing to be heard.

The Iranian news agency Tasnim reported that the MV will be Mesdar has indeed been notified and that the crew has been engaged on safety and environmental issues. Now it was time for the tanker continued sailing.

The british government is spoedberaad

The Uk government does Friday night spoedberaad the event of an incident. “We are on the lookout for more information and to scrutinize the situation, according to the Uk ministry of Defence.

“The foreclosures have been unacceptable. It is essential to ensure that the security and safety of navigation is ensured and that it is free and safe to sail in the Gulf region,” said Jeremy Hunt, britain’s secretary of state.

Hunt let it be known that the British ambassador in Tehran and is in contact with the Iranian ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to resolve the situation. Also, the UK worked closely with international allies as well.

In the area of boating since the start of this month, two British ships of war. Also, in the United States, the situation is carefully monitored.

The UK placed at the beginning of this month seized an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar

At the beginning of the month to put the UK at an Iranian oil tanker in the chain in new zealand. With the Grace of One, was stopped because of the Eu sanctions would have been violated by the crude oil to Syria, though.

Iran’s Revolutionary guards has responded furiously to the incident, and was threatened publicly with the concern.

The four Indian crew members of the mv came out last week, while out on bail, free to. They have not yet officially been charged, but they are still suspects in the ongoing criminal investigation.

In response to the seizure of the Onboard Impero has a Gibralter it was decided that the Iranian oil tanker for thirty days on the chain stays. On the 15th of August there will be re-consulted on the matter.


Olietankercrisis: Why is the strait in Iran’s interest?

The Incident a new chapter in tensions with Iran

Over the past few weeks, tensions in the Persian Gulf, the higher the customer. There have been several oil tankers being sabotaged and attacked, which the united states is Iran that is responsible for the hold.

Also, the Us president, Donald Trump, on the last armed action against Iran are called off. The action would be in retaliation for the shooting down of a U.s. drone over the strait.

In the united states, with the UK as an ally in the international coalition set up to improve safety in the Gulf, needs to be strengthened. Also in the Netherlands, has been officially invited to be a contributor.

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