Oil tanker surrounded after reports of attempted hijacking off coast of England

Authorities have surrounded an oil tanker after reports of an attempted hijacking off the coast of the Isle of Wight, according to news reports. The massive 42,000-ton Liberian oil tanker Nave Andromeda was due to arrive in Britain’s Southhampton port Sunday afternoon but was being contained off the coast of the island after a distress call around 9 a.m. local

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Iranian oil tanker 'hit by explosion’ near Saudi Arabia sparking ‘terror attack’ fears, reports claim

AN Iranian oil tanker was today hit by an explosion in a suspected "terrorist act", according to reports. The huge blast was on board a vessel belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company 60 miles from the port city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Reports suggest "heavy damages" were caused to the ship and oil is currently spilling into the

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Britain to seek European maritime mission to counter Iran's 'piracy'

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will seek to put together a European-led maritime protection mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel in what London said was an act of “state piracy”. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized the Stena Impero in the Strait on Friday. British Royal Marines seized an Iranian tanker off the

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Iran says it is ready for any scenario, warns of escalating UK tension

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s envoy to Britain on Sunday urged the UK to contain “domestic political forces” which he said wanted to escalate tension between the two countries amid the capture of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf by Iran. “UK government should contain those domestic political forces who want to escalate existing tension between Iran and the UK well

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UK warship tried to prevent Iran from stopping tanker: Revolutionary Guards

GENEVA (Reuters) – A British warship escorting the detained UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero tried to prevent Iran’s Revolutionary Guards from stopping the ship, Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, a Guards spokesman, said on Saturday, according to the Fars news agency. Despite the “resistance and interference” of the British warship, the Revolutionary Guards were able to bring the tanker to the shore,

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