1. NEWS

  2. NEWS

  3. Iran seizes two UK-flagged tankers in Strait of Hormuz
Iran seizes two UK-flagged tankers in Strait of Hormuz

Iran seizes two UK-flagged tankers in Strait of Hormuz

Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10

A+A-


The Iranian Revolutionary Guards said the UK-flagged Stena Impero was “seized by the guards’ naval forces” as it moved through the key Gulf waterway. Tehran insisted the tanker had “failed to observe the international maritime rules and regulations”.

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt may soon announce sanctions on Iran, including a freezing of Tehran assets, in response to the seizure of the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero.

The UK government reportedly had an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss protections for ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

Separately, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he is “extremely concerned by the seizure of two naval vessels by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz”. 

“The seizures are unacceptable. It is essential that freedom of navigation is maintained and that all ships can move safely and freely in the region,” Hunt pointed out.

Separately, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he is “extremely concerned by the seizure of two naval vessels by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz”. 

“The seizures are unacceptable. It is essential that freedom of navigation is maintained and that all ships can move safely and freely in the region,” Hunt pointed out.

Vira Maritime

Previous and Next News

COMMENT ADD

WARNING: Do not use words containing insults, swearing and words against personal and religional beliefs. Comments containing capital letters will not be approved.