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Iran claims it has captured British tanker

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2019
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Amid heightened tension in the region, a British-flagged oil tanker was reportedly seized by Iran.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards claim that they seized a British oil tanker, the Stena Impero, on Friday. The ship's owners said in a statement that 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.”

The 30,000-ton ship bound for Saudi Arabia abruptly veered off course and into Iranian waters according to tracking data.

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