The Iranian Revolutionary Guard boarded the vessel via helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz, accusing the vessel of breaking maritime navigational regulations.
Shipping lines and port operators across the UAE have been functioning normal, with no cancellations or major changes in schedules of cargo shipping lines due to escalating US-Iran tension in the region, according to several executives.
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 tanker British Heritage was approaching the northern entrance to the Strait of Hormuz when several Iranian boats tried to intercept it
A 7-day voyage to transport oil from the Arabian Gulf can now cost up to an additional US $200,000
GCC countries, as well as India and Pakistan brace for impact of Cyclone Ashobaa in Arabian Sea
Middle East petrochemical traders say Iran's actions unlikely to destabilise petrochemical shipping in region
UAE fishing vessels and Emirati captains reportedly beaten by Iranian naval patrols in Arabian Gulf
Singapore says it is 'deeply concerned' by the attack on one of its ships by Iran last week, with the vessel now lying in Jebel Ali
The oil products tanker Alpine Eternity was fired on by the Iranian Navy before UAE intervened
US Navy adds vessels and amphibious strike group to Middle East deployment as Strait of Hormuz patrols stepped up
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