Iran's Revolutionary Guard captured a foreign tanker

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:43 pm

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:41 pm
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I don't know where they're getting that information from about armed guards.

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:54 pm

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The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced in a statement issued on Friday evening that its naval forces have seized British tanker ship, 'Stena Impero', for violating maritime rules and regulations in the Persian Gulf.
"UK tanker ship, Stena Impero, has been detained by the vessels unit of the IRGC Navy's First Naval Zone at the request of the Ports and Maritime Organization's office of Hormuzgan province for disregarding international maritime rules and regulations as it was passing through the Strait of Hormuz this afternoon," the statement by the IRGCN public relations said.

The statement said the ship has been escorted to the Iranian coastal waters in Hormuzgan province and its control has been transferred to the Ports and Maritime Organization for further legal procedures and investigations.

https://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13980428000685

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:56 pm

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Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami warned Tehran’s adversaries in the Persian Gulf that the country’s armed forces will immediately shift from defensive pose to an offensive one should any miscalculated move be made against Iran.
“As far as the strategy is concerned, we act defensively, meaning that we will not be the ones to start or initiate any war,” Major General Salami said on Thursday during an inspection tour of the level of preparedness of the country’s defensive forces in the trio islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Boumousa, near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

The area, known as Naze’at comprises four islands in the Persian Gulf, which are of great importance to the country’s efforts to maintain the security of the strategic waterway.

“The situation is, however, completely opposite when it comes to [the country’s] tactical attitude, and should enemies commit any miscalculation, our defensive strategy would turn into an offensive one,” Salami added, noting the offensive transition would involve the Islamic Republic’s entire defensive capacities.

Salami also underlined the region’s significance for the country and the entire global economy, adding, "Using the pretext of the region’s sensitivity to enable extra-regional military presence here would only stoke insecurity and compromise standing security arrangements in the region."
https://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13980428000197

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:21 pm

Reports that #Iran is planning to start checking all oil tankers for environmental regulation purposes from now on, all of the ships will be boarded during these checks.

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Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:32 pm

COBRA meeting happening in 3 minutes. #UK #IRAN
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#BREAKING: British Foreign Secretary warns Iran of “dire consequences” if captured British tanker is not released
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:34 pm

U.S. military says that unarmed surveillance aircraft, like the P-3 and P-8, are monitoring the situation in the Strait of Hormuz and the U.S. military has been in contact with ships in the area to "ensure their safety."

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Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:28 am

The LR2 Poseidon has turned away from Iran. There are no reports of any other ship seizure by Iran.

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Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:43 pm

From CENTCOM

TAMPA, Fla., July 19, 2019 — We are aware of the reports of an attack against the Iranians and a Popular Mobilization Force unit in Salah ad Din. US Forces were not involved, and we have no further information at this time.
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:16 pm

“Upholding international maritime rules”, how does that work when you illegally conduct a military operation in Omani territorial waters? MarineTraffic shows Stena Impero’s position when she was intercepted. The purple line marks Omani territorial waters. https://t.co/yYer5gYg1N https://t.co/mptaC8pl9s

Few good questios

If no one heard the distress call, and there's no recording of the distress call, there was no distress call.

When did the collision occur?
What's the name of the fishing vessel?
What's their MMSI?
Why was their transponder off?

This cover story is laughable and pathetic.

https://twitter.com/steffanwatkins/stat ... 52352?s=19
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More details: Stena Impero tanker was involved in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat. After accident, the boat sends distress call, but British tanker doesn't respond. So Iran moves it to Bandar Abbas port. All 23 crew members must remain on the vessel until end of probe

https://twitter.com/Khaaasteh/status/11 ... 16616?s=19

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Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:19 pm

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Unlike the piracy in the Strait of Gibraltar, our action in the Persian Gulf is to uphold int'l maritime rules.

As I said in NY, it is IRAN that guarantees the security of the Persian Gulf & the Strait of Hormuz.

UK must cease being an accessory to #EconomicTerrorism of the US.

https://twitter.com/JZarif/status/11525 ... 33408?s=19
It is fake news.
Iran fish boat crew is resppnsible for this collision.
So in this case it is disinformation

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