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
Recently, the Yemeni Houthis were successfully able to carry out a drone strike on an oilfield in Saudi Arabia, and currently possess drones with a range covering all of Saudi Arabia.
UK recently announced its decision to set free Grace1, the Iranian supertanker which was seized about a month ago.
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.
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.