Iran's Revolutionary Guard captured a foreign tanker

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:44 pm

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:44 pm

Not Iran wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:42 pm
Third ship LR2 Poseidon looks to be seized too.
Got a source on that?

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:46 pm

Not Iran wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:42 pm
Third ship LR2 Poseidon looks to be seized too.
Source, please?
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:47 pm

I'm seeing some Twitter talk about a third ship. Nothing confirmed.

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:55 pm

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Silent wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 pm
DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:06 pm
There has to be a response or the West is going to look frighteningly weak and cowardly.
The answer can only be a military strike.
Maybe an ultimatum before
That is what we are watching for. Right now, the US is trying to figure out what to do, in consultation with the UK.

Me personally, I know what I would do. Tell Iran they have two hours to return the tankers or face destruction.

But that is just me.
Consultation:
We shall look for response whole EU. I belive that after last Iran action EU shall clearly inform Iran that nuclear deal deal id dead due to sizing
brithish tanker.
No talk till both ships will return. EU and US shall give Iran 24 to 48 hours for return 2 ships with crew.
One voice from US and EU will have bigger impact that US warning.

If not we shall expect that IRGC will be treated like pirates....

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:01 pm

#BREAKING: According to a US defense official with direct knowledge: At this hour US military forces are monitoring the transit of US commercial cargo ship through the Strait of Hormuz using armed aircraft overhead- via CNN’s @HamdiAlkhshali

Iran's seizure of two ships 'unacceptable': UK

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:08 pm

Asked if he's concerned about a broader clash with Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, President Trump says: "No. Not at all we have the greatest people in the world, we have the greatest equipment in the world, we have the most deadly ships, we don't want to have to use them but..."
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:08 pm

#UPDATE: British-linked tanker Mesdar has updated its position after 2 hours and is now increasing speed and turning away from Iran, unclear why https://t.co/rdBamSPvOJ

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 pm

So, the third ship in question, the LR2 Poseidon, is a Hong Kong flagged ship. It is currently heading North toward Iran. maritimetraffic.com lists it as "armed guards aboard".

The fourth ship, the Star Osprey, is also a Hong Kong flagged ship. It is heading West. There doesn't appear to be anything unusual about this ship afaik.

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:12 pm

Military sources are saying that only Stena Impero has been siezed & no other tanker has been siezed, adding that the Liberian-flagged tanker Mesdar has only been notified on the environmental & maritime regulations & then has continued its path.
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https://twitter.com/AbasAslani/status/1 ... 64929?s=19

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