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Iran says it seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

29 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

LONDON - Iran said Friday it seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a fresh escalation in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West.
The tanker Stena Impero was taken to an Iranian port because it was not complying with “international maritime laws and regulations,” Iran's Revolutionary Guard declared.
A statement from Stena Bulk, which owns the tanker, said it was unable to contact the ship after it was approached by unidentified vessels and a helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz.
The company said the tanker, with 23 crew...
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Iran says it seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

29 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Iran said Friday it seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a fresh escalation in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West.
The tanker "Stena Impero" was taken to an Iranian port because it was not complying with "international maritime laws and regulations," Iran's Revolutionary Guard declared.
A statement from Stena Bulk, which owns the tanker, said it was unable to contact the ship after it was approached by unidentified vessels and a helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz.
The company said the tanker, with 23 crew...
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Iran Says It Seized British Oil Tanker, Escalating Tensions in Strait of Hormuz

29 days ago   |   By Time

Iran said Friday it seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a fresh escalation in confrontations in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West.
The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, sepahnews.com, said the tanker “Impero Stena” was seized Friday for “non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations” and was taken to an Iranian port. The report did not say what port.
The operator of the Stena Impero said it was unable to contact the ship after it was approached by unidentified vessels and a helicopter in the...
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Iran seizes British oil tanker

29 days ago   |   By WGN TV

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says its navy has captured the British-flagged oil tanker, Stena Impero, in the Strait of Hormuz, according to Iran's state-run Press TV.
The IRGC accused the British tanker for “violating international regulations,” to Press TV.
Two U.S. defense officials also told CNN that the tanker had been seized, with one of them saying that it was taken by Iran.
In a statement, the ship's owner Stena Bulk and operator Northern Marine Management said that at approximately 4 pm BST the Stena Impero was “approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter...
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Iran says it has seized British oil tanker

Iran says it has seized British oil tanker

29 days ago   |   By Politico

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has seized a British oil tanker that was passing through the Strait of Hormuz. The IRGC's website, sepahnews.com, says the tanker “Impero Stena” was seized Friday by IRGC forces for “non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations” and has transferred the vessel to an Iranian port. The report did not elaborate what port it was transferred to.
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