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Friday, July 19, 2019

A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say.

The owners of the Stena Impero, which was bound for Saudi Arabia, say they have been unable to contact the vessel and it is "heading north towards Iran".

The company says there are 23 personnel on board and it was approached by "unidentified small crafts and a helicopter" in the Strait of Hormuz.

The Foreign Office is "urgently" looking into the reports.

The government's emergency committee, Cobra, is meeting in Whitehall to discuss the incident.

This latest development comes amid heightened tensions between the UK and Iran.

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Trump Says He'll Work With U.K. on Response to Tanker Seizure
www.bloomberg.com

...President Donald Trump said he will work with the U.K. government on a response to Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

"We have a very close alliance with the U.K.," Trump said at the White House on Friday as he departed for his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. "I will be working with the U.K."...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-19 03:43 PM | Reply

Now a second?

www.thesun.co.uk

#2 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-07-19 04:37 PM | Reply

Having met more than a few of them over the years, I have a word of warning for the IRGC and the Mullahs:

Don't Fcck with the SAS.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-19 04:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1


@#2

That's what it is looking like.

Iran seizes two UK tankers in Strait of Hormuz
www.bbc.com

...Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he is "extremely concerned" by the seizure of two tankers by Iran.

The Stena Impero is British-flagged and the Mesdar is Liberian-flagged but British owned....


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-19 04:44 PM | Reply


@#3 ... the SAS ...

Scandinavian Airlines?


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-19 04:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Don't Fcck with the SAS.

Or the SBS. I expect the Brits won't need a lot of help on this one.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-19 07:39 PM | Reply

#6

Exactly, and while the IRGC do a lot of dumb things, they know to fear British Special Forces.

And you are correct, it will probably be the swabbies whose number gets called.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-19 08:28 PM | Reply

Can't wait for the battleship disguised as a tanker.

Love to see these boarders see the canvas come off the guns.

#8 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-19 09:57 PM | Reply

Can't wait for the battleship disguised as a tanker.

Gonna be a long wait... someone will have to build another one first.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-20 12:18 AM | Reply

It is the Barbary pirates!

Time to act.

People forget history. While there was slavery perpetuated in the New World, there were people enslaved by the muslims.

Jefferson fought along with Europe to stop the piracy. The slaves of merchants had to stop.

We are repeating history.

The only place for pirates is on the end of a rope.

#10 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-20 12:11 PM | Reply

Their emergency committee is called Cobra? Um they do know ours is called G.I Joe, right?

I predict two seasons and 44 episodes.

#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-21 01:58 AM | Reply

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