US-flagged Gulf-bound vessels told to inform US and British navies before sailing

The US. maritime agency has advised US-flagged commercial vessels bound for the Gulf to clear their transit plans in advance with American and British naval authorities following several incidents over tankers involving Iran.  “Heightened military activity and increased political tensions in this region continue to pose serious threats to commercial vessels,” along with potential miscalculations, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) warned.

DEBKAfile adds: This advisory was the first action of the US-UK security force that was set up to protect Gulf navigation in Gulf waters. Earlier this week, foreign minister Yisrael Katz said Israel was joining the force. Iran’s Defense Minister, Amir Hatami responded on Thursday by saying that the formation of a US-led flotilla in the Gulf would “increase insecurity” and that any Israeli involvement would have “disastrous consequences” for the region.

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7 thoughts on “US-flagged Gulf-bound vessels told to inform US and British navies before sailing

  • Aug 9, 2019 @ 19:59 at 19:59
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    if the “disastrous consequences” means that the end result will be toppling the Iran regime, what’s everyone waiting for?????

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  • Aug 9, 2019 @ 20:26 at 20:26
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    israil iranın nükleer tesislerini abd ile ortak vurmalıdır lütfen israil genelkurmay komutanlarına söyleyin

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  • Aug 10, 2019 @ 3:46 at 3:46
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    That’s how it should work. Armed Convoys!! Now I’ve got a question: if Iran attempts to land a chopper full of soldiers on these ships, wiil America or GB shoot it down? I hope so.

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    • Aug 10, 2019 @ 7:58 at 7:58
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      no it politics but as in the 1st gulf war the UNITED STATES DID NOT want the idf to retaliate because if israel gets started it does not stop as a LION leaps the world knows the time clock is i minute to twelve with israel ready to obliviate south lebanon syria gaza and irans nuke sites electric grids and main naval base

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  • Aug 10, 2019 @ 14:20 at 14:20
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    How can iran threaten usa uk and israel
    Bla bla bla of the old loosers

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  • Aug 10, 2019 @ 18:03 at 18:03
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    NOW IRAN FEELS THE HEAT . WIYH THE ISRAELIS JOINING THE US AND THE UK THE HORMUZ STRAIT IRAN WILL NOT DO WHAT IT DID BEFORE. IRAN IS PANIC . IT WIL NOT FACE US OR UK BUT ISRAELIS WHICH WILL BEAT IT HARDLY AND STRIKE DEEP INSIDE IRAN FROM HORMUZ STRAIT AND WILL DESTROY THE ENTIRE IRANIAN NAVY HAHHAHAHA!!!!!!! THIS IS THE END OF MOALLAHS POWER

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