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Britain advises its ships to stay away from Strait of Hormuz after tanker seized by Iran

1 month ago   |   By RT

The British government told its commercial vessels to avoid the strategic Strait of Hormuz after Iranian forces seized a UK-flagged oil tanker there, prompting a row with London.
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Iran claims it seized a British tanker because it collided with an Iranian fishing boat

Iran claims it seized a British tanker because it collided with an Iranian fishing boat

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Iranian authorities say they seized a British-flagged tanker after it collided with an Iranian fishing boat and then failed to respond to attempts to contact it.
"The British vessel hit a fishing trawler, which needs to be investigated," Iranian news agency IRNA quoted Allahmorad Afifipour, the Director-General of the Ports and Maritime Department of Hormuzgan province, as saying.
The tanker was seized and escorted to port in the city of Bandar Abbas, IRNA said.
The UK has condemned the seizure, calling it "unacceptable."
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