The tanker Sabiti was hit in Red Sea off Saudi Arabia on Friday. Iranian officials have said that at least two missiles struck the tanker.
Stena Impero is now anchored off Port Rashid, Dubai Maritime City, after being held for almost three months by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard
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The statement was made by the new foreign secretary, Dominic Raab in relation to Iran’s capture of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19.
Operating income for the first half of 2019 increased by 3% compared to the same period last year, but net profit plunged 27.1%
Oman and Saudi Arabia have called on Iran to release the Stena Impero, which was impounded with its 23 crew members at the port of Bandar Abbas
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The Iranian Revolutionary Guard boarded the vessel via helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz, accusing the vessel of breaking maritime navigational regulations.
This comes amid escalating tensions between Iran and the West, after a spate of attacks on tankers in May and June around the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, which the United States has blamed on Iran.
The seized vessel appears to be the missing oil tanker MT Riah
The UAE is monitoring the situation with international partners
A security level of 3 means that there is an imminent risk of an attack on a UK ship, according to the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) security code.
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