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Iran claims to have seized British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz

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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:27 PM
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The tanker is called Stena Impero and was heading for Saudi Arabia


Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claim to have seized a British oil tanker, the Stena Impero, which suddenly veered off course and headed into Iranian waters. The ship’s owners issued a statement saying it had been “approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters.”

“We are presently unable to contact the vessel which is now heading north towards Iran,” the owners, Stena Bulk, and the ship’s managers, Northern Marine, said in the statement.



The UK ministry of defence said it was urgently looking into what had happened to the Stena Impero, a 30,000 tonne British-flagged ship, which was heading for Saudi Arabia when it abruptly left the international sea lanes through the strait of Hormuz and tracking data showed it heading north towards the Iranian island of Qeshm, where the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has a substantial base.


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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar

Uh oh.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar

Shame we don't have a warship in the area protecting our ships ...



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar


The Stena Impero, which has a crew of 23 on board


www.foxnews.com...


Iran's Revolutionary Guard forces, in a statement on their website, say the ship was seized for "non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations" and is being brought to an unnamed Iranian port, according to the Associated Press.


This ought to get interesting!



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords



This ought to get interesting!


Yeah, it's not looking good. Things happening and escalating on a daily basis now...






posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Diaspar

Uh oh.


Looks like it's about to hit the fan.

Going to be messy.

Iran is not going to stop these shenanigans until someone puts their foot down. Preferably on their throats.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar

WTF is their problem?



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: LSU2018




WTF is their problem?

We seized one of their tankers now they've seized one of ours , they said they would and now they have.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar


I'm guessing the tanker is empty...as it was going to SA.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: LSU2018

They are not going to stop until it escalates into a full blown war or they get their way and it seems they will do anything they can until one of those 2 things happen.

Here's a site with more info and some info on the incident that happened earlier this month


Earlier in the month, Iranian naval craft unsuccessfully attempted to seize a British flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The tanker ‘British Heritage’ was sailing out of the Persian Gulf and was crossing into the Strait of Hormuz area when it was approached by boats from the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard.



Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose had been escorting the tanker and it has been reported that the British warship ‘pointed its guns at the Iranian boats’ in order to deter the seizure.


Seems they (Iran) have gone a step further this time...
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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:52 PM
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They are not going to stop until it escalates into a full blown war or they get their way and it seems they will do anything they can until one of those 2 things happen.

They are responding to an action carried out by Britain , it's a tit4tat move.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: Diaspar
Iran claims to have seized British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz

Tit-4-Tat.

Give the Aggressor a taste of its own medicine.

Time's Up. Its now time for world events to heat up and explode.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:52 PM
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Well, I don't like the looks of this.
Didn't we have a warship in the area?



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:52 PM
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If the British tanker is empty...and the Iranian tanker (the British captured) is full...
UK should propose a direct trade...ONE empty ship & crew for ONE empty ship & crew.
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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:56 PM
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"How can we blame Trump for this?" - every major news outlet in the USA.



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:58 PM
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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 01:58 PM
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Statement from the companies website...


Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management can confirm that at approximately 1600 BST on 19th July UK registered vessel Stena Impero (built 2018, 49,683 DWT) was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters. We are presently unable to contact the vessel which is now heading north towards Iran.


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posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 02:00 PM
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Give the Aggressor a taste of its own medicine. a reply to: Rapha

It looks like Iran is doing just that. To play devils advocate what if Iran had ships just on the line of international waters off the coast of the USA. Would you be standing up for their rights in international waters



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: Diaspar

But the US are the ones escalating things ....



posted on Jul, 19 2019 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: PhilbertDezineck

Yes, if they are in international waters they are in international waters.




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