He described his shipping service as “possible piracy” United Kingdom (UKMTO) the event that is ongoing in a tanker sailing off the coast of Fujairah, in United Arab Emirates.
In fact, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which bases its information on a third source, warned floating vessels to be particularly carefully.
This episode took place approximately at a distance 60 nautical miles east of Fujairah, as broadcast by APE BPE.
According to the Times, British sources estimate that the ship, the asphalt tanker Asphalt Princess, with the flag of Panama, has been occupied and assume that “Iranian-backed forces” have boarded it.
UKMTO did not provide details about the ship or ships involved in this incident.
The Times’ defense editor wrote on Twitter: “British sources believe that Asphalt Princess was hijacked. They work assuming that the Iranian army the collaborators they have boarded him on board “.
Five days ago another tanker was attacked while sailing off the coast of Oman, with resulting in the death of two members of his crew. The United States and other Western countries have blamed Iran.