Iran now says that missiles that hit one of its oil tankers in the Red Sea likely came from Saudi Arabia. This marks the latest escalation in a conflict between the two Middle Eastern nations that has roiled the oil market.
De to missiler, som har ramt et iransk tankskib, blev formentlig affyret fra Saudi-Arabien. Det siger en talsperson fra National Iranian Tanker Company, skriver Bloomberg News. Han har siden trukket udsagnet tilbage. Opdateret.
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.
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.
VLCC and LPG rates will face pressure following Saturday's drone attack on two Saudi oil plants, assesses investment bank Cleaves Securities. The bank furthermore predicts that the strike may lead to "several attacks on shipping" in the area around the Strait of Hormuz.
A spokesperson from Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says vessel Stena Impero may be released "within days". The ship was detained by Iran on July 20 and has since then been docked at the Port of Bandar Abbas.
The US has allegedly uncovered a shipping network that the country says has helped Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps move several million barrels of oil. This prompts the US to warn the industry against entering oil deals with Iran. The US also issues a special warning to the bunker sector.
USA mener at have optrevlet et shipping-netværk, som ifølge USA har hjulpet den Islamiske Revolutionsgarde med at flytte flere mio. tønder olie. Det får USA til at advare shippingindustrien mod at indgå i handler med olie med Iran. USA sender også en særskilt advarsel til bunkerbranchen.
Stena Impero, which was detained by Iranian special forces on July 19, could be days away from being released, a source with knowledge of the talks between Sweden and Iran's foreign ministers tells Swedish television news SVT.
Despite protests from the US Department of Justice, a disputed Iranian oil tanker left the port in Gibraltar late Sunday evening. The tanker has been detained in the overseas UK territory since the beginning of July.
In a letter, Stena Bulk's CEO calls on India's prime minister to personally enter the efforts to secure the release of UK-flagged tanker ship Stena Impero and its primarily Indian crew members, who have been detained in Iran since mid-July.
The detainment of a UK-flagged tanker vessel close to the Strait of Hormuz now makes security firms pull their British employees from ships in the area. "We are advising our clients do the same," co-founder of major security firm tells Financial Times.
Management at Stena Bulk now sharpens its rhetoric to the Iranian authorities, which 19 days ago detained ship Stena Impero and its crew. A Finnish representative has now been on a visit on board the vessel.