Iran's Revolutionary Guard captured a foreign tanker

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:15 pm

CNN: "The seizure of two ships was clearly a preplanned and coordinated Iranian operation, the US military believes. Both tankers were boarded by IRGC and taken into Iranian waters, about a half hour apart." https://t.co/sbP4WB089c

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:16 pm

According to a US defense official with direct knowledge: At this hour the US military is monitoring the transit of US commercial cargo ship through the Strait of Hormuz using armed aircraft overhead. #Iran

https://twitter.com/HamdiAlkhshali/stat ... 70080?s=19

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:16 pm

Stena Impero - Statement, 19th July

Stena Impero (built 2018, 49, 683 DWT) was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters
https://t.co/7XD2JQiAFM

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:18 pm

Jeremy Hunt issues statement condemning the seizure and saying no British nationals on board https://t.co/KbhYYnRSj3

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:21 pm

Unconfirmed

#BREAKING: State media of #Iran's Islamic Regime claims that the #IRGC Navy has released the #UK owned #Mesdar Oil Tanker which had been stopped in #PersianGulf. https://t.co/SctEzOPkoI

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:22 pm

#UPDATE: At around 19:53 UTC HMS Montrose made a sharp u-turn and increased speed pretty dramatically from 13kn to 20.6kn


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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:26 pm

krzepice1976 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Unconfirmed

#BREAKING: State media of #Iran's Islamic Regime claims that the #IRGC Navy has released the #UK owned #Mesdar Oil Tanker which had been stopped in #PersianGulf. https://t.co/SctEzOPkoI
Based on the vessel movements, that would seem to be true.

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:34 pm

Uk official statment after COBRA meeting
More on the #UK reaction from @Jeremy_Hunt. https://t.co/OchtEEp5Qd

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:35 pm

One thing of note was a UK naval vessel turning around quickly. I didn't get the direction of travel. I'll see if i can find it.


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