Iranian Guards say they have seized a second British ship after an oil tanker

The company of a British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero said that its tanker with 23 crew was approached by “unidentified small crafts and a helicopter” in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, July 19. “We are presently unable to contact the vessel which is now heading north towards Iran,” said the owners. London is investigating Tehran’s claim to have commandeered a second British-owned ship on Friday, while the Ministry of Defense was already urgently looking into what happened to the first vessel, which was heading for Saudi Arabia when it abruptly left the international sea lanes through the Strait of Hormuz. Tracking data showed it was heading north towards the Iranian island of Qeshm where the Revolutionary Guards maintains a base. The Guards then issued a statement saying they had seized the Stena Impero, citing international maritime law for their action.

What happened to the second British vessel is still being investigated. Prime Minister Theresa May has convened the COBRA committee deals with emergencies to review the new situation.

On Friday, too, the Gibraltar authorities announced they were extending the detention of the Iranian tanker Grace 1 that was impounded by British Marines earlier this month on suspicion of carrying oil for Syria in violation of EU sanctions. Tehran condemned this action as “piracy” and threatened retaliation.

The already high tension in the Gulf shot up again Friday over these incidents which occurred the day after President Donald Trump announced that the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship had shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it approached to within 1,000 years of the vessel. Tehran denied any of its drones was in the vicinity.

This week, the Royal Navy sent a third warship to the Persian Gulf as security escort for civilian vessels.  

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48 thoughts on “Iranian Guards say they have seized a second British ship after an oil tanker

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 22:26 at 22:26
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    Glory, glory, hallelujah!
    Glory, glory, hallelujah!
    Glory, glory, hallelujah!
    our God is marching on

    Golan must back to syria

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 22:32 at 22:32
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      you must go back in your mama
      abut just before suck my salami

      • Jul 20, 2019 @ 0:57 at 0:57
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        Terrible, terrible neutron dryness in Tehran!
        On the granite floor in basement of the ayatollah palace you can not boil an egg.
        But, there is no reason to wonder because all over Iran the air temperature is well under the boiling point for steel. It can not go like that any longer, something has to be done!

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 22:44 at 22:44
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      You mean Jack Golan? He’s my good friend. Why should he go back to Syria?

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 23:01 at 23:01
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      Abbas “the president” was aborted by his miserable mother, but somehow ejaculates idiotic words !

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 23:14 at 23:14
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      your GOD IS SATAN ALLAH and his pig is mohamed

      • Jul 20, 2019 @ 2:44 at 2:44
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        Ptu filth pig

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 23:21 at 23:21
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      Ma attaccati a sto cazzo pirla!

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 23:49 at 23:49
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      I love Middle East. It’s full of surprises! I hope iran attack israel and these two glorious nation destroy each other before its too late. That would be a new final solution, this time it’s not for europe it’s for middle east.

      • Jul 20, 2019 @ 14:49 at 14:49
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        AND THEN WHERE WILL YOUR SHARMOUTA MOTHER MAKE HER BUSINESS?

    • Jul 20, 2019 @ 4:31 at 4:31
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      Militias would just use the strategic Golan heights to attack Israel – that’s strategically well-known. However, continuing your line of thinking – should Russia give back Kaliningrad (the former East Prussia, which they seized in 1945?) Even more to the point, should Russia give back Karelia and the northern port of Petsamo, back to Finland? Crimea back to the Ukraine? Are you not aware that the world is over-flowing with areas, pockets, exclaves that have been taken in prize by many nations secondary to many conflicts. Will you cause China to roll back the islands, islets and reefs it has seized well beyond its 200nm EEZ in the South China Sea, at the expense of several other countries – Vietnam and the Philippines being two which really stand out??

      Why would you single out the Golan, of all places, rather than propose a comprehensive return of all lands seized or taken in prize since – say – the guns of August sang their sad song.

    • Jul 20, 2019 @ 5:16 at 5:16
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      You say “Glory Hallelujah” Glory and praise be to Jahovah the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel.

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 22:32 at 22:32
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    Iran vs UK : 2-1 and counting…Drone war 1-1.It’s time to take firm action.Talks and sanctions don’t work.

    • Jul 20, 2019 @ 1:58 at 1:58
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      Never have never will against the Persians. Overwhelming force is the only thing they or the Arabs understand. I hope Trump takes out a bunch of their missile bases and rada sites with no warning. Persians are great at taking civilian hostages, when is the last time they actually won a straight up war?

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 22:38 at 22:38
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    Iran is playing with fire. I figured they were smarter than this. But bring it on…

    • Jul 19, 2019 @ 22:48 at 22:48
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      They are poking the bear, . . . thinking they can get an upper handed response that they can use on the world stage to gain sympathy as being abused by the “world powers”.

      Japan poked the bear at Pearl Harbor, . . . see what they got???

      • Jul 19, 2019 @ 23:26 at 23:26
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        That’s my favorite expression. Dwight.

        I truly hope that May shows some guts finally, like Maggie Thatcher would have, and sends an Armada to take out every oil platform, every surface ship and all their shore based defenses. Send a crippling message to the Mullahs…..Almost wish they had S-400’s to test against…

        • Jul 20, 2019 @ 2:36 at 2:36
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          Reagan + Thatcher – Iraq-Iran War, Thatcher + Bush = Iraq Kuwait War, Trump + Johnson = Iran ???

    • Jul 20, 2019 @ 2:31 at 2:31
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      MEUPDATE… Shows Iran are Hurting & Desperate but EU brought this on Themselves!

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 23:03 at 23:03
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    Iran can keep Collecting Ships it Can’t Sail nor Sale Oil! EU-UK-UAE needed to Protect Them & Destabilizing Iran Sanctions Escalation Continues!

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 23:21 at 23:21
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    عباس‎ “Lion”, Thank You Praying “Hallelujah”, the Hebrew Word הַלְלוּיָהּ in Judaism Hallel & Christian Prayers!

  • Jul 19, 2019 @ 23:26 at 23:26
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    British flagged ship owners are morons. Iran said they’d retaliate and guess what? Iran retaliated and commandeered two British tankers. British naval strength will be exposed as weak and pathetic with their non response. And so it goes……..

    • Jul 20, 2019 @ 3:15 at 3:15
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      makes you think maybe those ships were ALLOWED to be taken as a pretext for some ESCALATION

      if that makes sense remember who set the trap and who ate the bait

      Pay attention to the supposed 130m$ drone that was shot down – our defense industry gets us from the backside on pricing – but that airframe was actually a Global Hawk prototype / early testbed that was retrofitted to demonstrate some new capabilities and sell the Navy a newer version. So a twice-used to secure big contract airframe, flies from Pauxent River straight to the Strait to get blasted. Think about it! Iran has to come to the table, everyone is watching but not everyone sees what is really happening. And half of those that do understand the bigger game being played, are cheering on our side – the rest just troll as they cannot seriously defend the Iranian regime.

      Why do we see Turkish trolls here but rarely see any farsi speaking dissent, calling this a mossad front, etc?

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 0:36 at 0:36
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    Torah at it’s best, it’s called “eye for an eye” whosoever soweth a wind, a thunderstorm he shall reap, now the 2 nations should sit down like adults and negotiate cos these gimmicks are just tiring.

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 0:50 at 0:50
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    Iran gives the US and Britain a great excuse to take out their navy.
    What an opportunity!

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 0:58 at 0:58
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    after it approached to within 1,000 years of the vessel.
    hmm, do you mean light years? or just yards?

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 1:04 at 1:04
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    What does Britain expert when she seized Iranian vessel ? Action and Reaction is equal and opposite.

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 1:35 at 1:35
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    Iran is playing Trump like a child. Perhaps he should sen Ivanka to negotiate a deal? LOL.

    • Jul 20, 2019 @ 3:26 at 3:26
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      Ginger,

      that link is back to 2014 – cmon already

      oh yea EMP FAMINE WE NEED TO UNCOVER THE BURIED RAILS THEY ARE THE KEY TO AMERICAN SURVIVAL EMP THREAT FAMINE COMING TRAINS TRAINS TRAINS

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 3:09 at 3:09
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    Looks like the cards are on the table………. Is the UK the land of an empire that never had the sun set on it, or is it more like Londonstain.

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 4:39 at 4:39
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    Lawless Persian pirates have no morality or honor. Persia is destined for destruction and annihilation.

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:12 at 10:12
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    Stupid British Politicians who are basically spineless morons, They were warned by the Royal Navy but did nothing. So now May is busy in another meeting where they will talk a lot and probably do nothing again.

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 18:14 at 18:14
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    Iran Backtrack Down giving Ship Back Game of Rising Oil Prices Continues but Iran is Probing Waves Of Ways Towards Talks, Iran will Cave to New Talks! They are Desperate! https://youtu.be/VyTjFbQjOAE

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 19:30 at 19:30
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    *********************************** IN CONCLUSION TO THIS ARTICLE ************************************

    The Iranian regime is so extremely bad, they are worse than the worst, and worse than themselves.

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 21:26 at 21:26
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    Well, the mighty UK issued a threat yesterday:
    “Give us back our tanker or else we’ll commence a merciless attack of diplomacy.”
    Iran has responded.
    Oh, wait…

  • Jul 21, 2019 @ 8:18 at 8:18
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    ??? What it’s about … convoys of oil tankers under presence of allied military vessels

  • Jul 22, 2019 @ 16:09 at 16:09
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    British Navy defeated by 4 Iranians in a canoe.

  • Jul 25, 2019 @ 20:51 at 20:51
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    Iran sound be turned into a grease spot. Britain has cowered to Radicals along with other European countries.

  • Jul 25, 2019 @ 20:52 at 20:52
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    Iran should be turned into a grease spot. Britain has cowered to Radicals along with other European countries.

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