Norway's shipowners urged to be on guard after UK tanker seizureChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 21, 2019
The Norwegian Shipowners' Association has advised its members to be on guard after a British oil tanker was seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, public broadcaster NRK reported Saturday.
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Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps on Friday announced that it had seized the British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz because the vessel failed to respect international maritime rules while passing through the strait.
Currently, there are 38 ships with Norwegian ownership interests in the area and eight of them sail under the Norwegian flag, NRK reported.
So far no Norwegian ship has turned or refused to cross the narrow strait, the report said. ■