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New suspected attack on freight vessel in Gulf of Oman

Reports of a freight vessel being hijacked in the Gulf of Oman leads to new accusations between Iran and the West following a series of attacks on the merchant fleet in the region. The hijacking may already have been resolved, according to various media.

Iran releases crew of South Korean tanker

The crew of South Korean tanker vessel Hankuk Chemi, which has been detained in Iran for almost a month, is free to leave the vessel and return home, says a spokesman for Iran's ministry of foreign affairs.

South Korea deploys naval vessel to Strait of Hormuz

South Korea has deployed a warship to the Stait of Hormuz after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a South Korean-flagged tanker Monday, citing pollution. South Korea demands that the ship and its 20-man crew be released.

Norwegian marine insurer worried about conflict

The conflict between the US and Iran raises concerns at Norwegian marine insurer DNK, reports Reuters. The company expects to see rising premiums on war risk insurance for ships in the Strait of Hormuz.

Media: Iranian tanker on fire off the coast of Saudi Arabia

Iranian news agency ISNA and Reuters report that an Iranian tanker ship has burst into flames after being hit by an explosion off the coast of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The ship allegedly belongs to Iranian oil company National Petroleum Company.

Stena CEO: Stena Impero still detained in Iran

Vessel Stena Impero, which was seized by Iran in July, remains detained in the country, says Stena Bulk CEO Erik Hånell. This happens despite the fact that Iranian authorities have said the vessel has been released.

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