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Iran’s detention of UK-flagged tanker unacceptable: owner

08 August, 2019 10:28 am 10:28 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The continued detention of UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero is “unacceptable and unjustifiable” and there are concerns for the welfare of the crew after 19 days in confinement, the vessel’s owner said. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on July 19 seized the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz waterway for alleged marine violations. That … Read More


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Iran issues fresh alert against international naval coalition in the Gulf

07 July, 2019 9:49 am 9:49 am

TEHRAN (Web Desk) – Senior Iranian officials have warned against any attempt to form an international coalition to protect shipping in the Gulf, with its first vice president saying the move will only bring insecurity to the region. The alert response comes after Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands and France backed UK’s proposal for a European … Read More


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Iran says it has seized foreign tanker as Gulf tensions deepen

07 July, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the US military commander in the region said the United States would work “aggressively” to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway. The United States blames Iran for a series of attacks on shipping … Read More


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Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately

07 July, 2019 11:06 pm 11:06 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA. “This is a dangerous game and has consequences … the legal pretexts … Read More


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Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation

06 June, 2019 9:17 pm 9:17 pm

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route. Iran has dismissed earlier US charges that it was behind Thursday’s attacks that crippled two tankers. It has … Read More


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US blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion

06 June, 2019 9:45 am 9:45 am

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices LCOc1 and raised concerns about a new US-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly denied the allegation. It was not immediately clear what befell the Norwegian-owned Front Altair or the Japanese-owned … Read More


Nigeria fuel tanker blast kills at least 58

05 May, 2019 10:36 am 10:36 am

NIAMEY (Reuters) – At least 58 people were killed in Niger when an overturned fuel tanker from which they were siphoning gasoline exploded, the government said on Monday. The incident took place late Sunday night on the highway linking Niger’s Diori Hamani international airport to the capital Niamey. Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum said 55 charred … Read More


Oil tanker fire in Hong Kong waters kills one, rescue going on

01 January, 2019 12:00 pm 12:00 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – An oil tanker caught fire in Hong Kong’s southern waters on Tuesday, killing one crew member while at least 21 were rescued, police said, with witnesses reporting a loud blast that shook windows several kilometres away. Rescue operations were going on about one nautical mile south of Lamma Island. “There are … Read More