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.
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.
The UK navy has been tasked with accompanying British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, says government spokesperson. This precaution is a result of last week's seizure of a British-flagged tanker vessel. Updated.
Shipping companies could be at odds with both charterers, insurers and lenders if they do not carefully examine their contracts before entering the Strait of Hormuz, a lawyer tells ShippingWatch following this weekend's events.
Rederier kan komme på kant med både befragtere, forsikringsselskaber og långivere, hvis ikke de har styr på deres kontrakter, når de sejler ind i Hormuzstrædet. Det siger en advokat til ShippingWatch efter weekendens hændelser.
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.
UK prime minister Theresa May will lead a meeting with the UK government's emergency committee Monday to discuss the security situation in the Persian Gulf after Iran seized a British oil tanker Friday.
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 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.