The Sabiti that belongs to the National Iranian Tanker Company was attacked with missiles on Friday. It is the first instance of a tanker being attacked in the Red Sea
The order is a setback to the US, which tried to prevent the release of the tanker until the last moment
UK recently announced its decision to set free Grace1, the Iranian supertanker which was seized about a month ago.
The UK’s decision to join the US in patrolling the Strait of Hormuz is ironic considering that the latest round of seizure of tankers began with its marines taking over Iran’s Grace I in the first week of July
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp seized the UK-flagged ship, Stena Impero, accusing it of being in violation of international maritime rules. The vessel allegedly hit a fishing boat and ignored the distress signal
Tanker wars between the UK and Iran are raging strong, with an Indian captain and chief officer caught in the middle and now under arrest.
The seizure and the arrests came despite the fact that EU sanctions, which were a pretext for the seizure, do not have extraterritoriality
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and former ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar discuss the impounding of the Syria-bound Iranian tanker, Grace 1, by Gibraltar authorities with the assistance of UK forces.