UAE announces it has joined the US-led International Maritime Security Construct following tanker attacks in region
The ship, called Linch, sailed from the port of Lankah and was heading towards the UAE
There is a high likelihood of more attacks on tankers in Strait of Hormuz says maritime insurance association.
The deployment was first announced last month and will see the Kent relieve another British ship, HMS Duncan, already working in the region
Refinitiv, a global provider of financial markets data and infrastructure, looks at the implications of an Iranian blockade of the Strait of Hormuz
Oil giant's CEO takes decision amid fears its tankers could be targeted by Iranian forces as tensions mount
The UK has deployed one of its Type 45 warships to help escort commercial ships through the Strait of Hormuz
UK Defence Ministry takes action after Iranian soldiers seized a tanker in the Gulf region
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
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