Iran seizes British oil tankers in Strait of HormuzChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 19, 2019
A British-flagged oil tanker was seized by Iran on Friday night and was heading towards a Revolutionary Guard bas.
Middle East The Stena Impero had been en route to Saudi Arabia
The ship “went dark”, meaning its identification system was turned off, at 16:29 UK time and nothing has been heard from her or her 23 crew since.
Northern Marine, a Clyde-based subsidiary of the ship's Swedish owner Stena AB, confirmed that a “hostile action” had preceded the vessel's change of course on Friday afternoon.
They issued a statement saying it had been “approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters.” ■