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Stena CEO asks India's president for help to release ship

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.

Security firms pulling British guards from the Gulf

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.

The US warns of Iranian threats to ships

US authorities have issued a warning about Iranian threats to vessels sailing in the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf. According to the US, several ships have experienced GPS interference.

USA advarer om iranske trusler mod skibe

De amerikanske myndigheder har udsendt en advarsel om iranske trusler mod skibe i i Hormuzstrædet og i Den Persiske Bugt. Flere skibe har ifølge USA oplevet forstyrrelser med GPS-sendere.

UK sends another navy vessel to Hormuz

Yet another British Navy warship has arrived at the Strait of Hormuz to guard the country's merchant fleet in the region following Iran's detention of a UK-flagged Stena vessel a few weeks back.

This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

This week especially held stories involving the Strait of Hormuz, and most recently, the Danish government has declared its readiness to participate in a naval mission. Moreover, an investor has lost patience with a Danish shipbreaking yard, and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel said no to seafreight acquisitions.

Stena Bulk requests visit to crew aboard seized vessel

Stena Bulk has issued a formal request for permission to visit the 23 crew members aboard the Stena vessel, which was detained by Iran this weekend. "The request has been acknowledged, but we await a formal response," informs the bulk carrier.

US destroys Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz

President Donald Trump says that the US has destroyed a drone flying close to a US warship in the Strait of Hormuz. The drone was shot down the same day Iran announced it has seized a foreign tanker vessel.

Iran advarer: Vi kan lukke Hormuzstrædet

Iran har evnerne til at lukke Hormuzstrædet, men har bestemt ikke lyst, siger landets udenrigsminister til Bloomberg. Onsdag er Gibraltars chefminister i Storbritannien for at mødes med Theresa May og diskutere det tilbageholdte tankskib Grace 1.

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