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Shipowners call on vessels to exert caution in Strait of Hormuz

The escalation of the conflict between the US and Iran underlines the fact that shipping companies must exert caution when sailing in the Strait of Hormuz, says Danish Shipping in a comment on the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani. The Maersk share went down on the news.

Iraqi military has published a photo of a burning car, which according to the military burst into flames after the US attack which killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimanim. | Photo: Iraqi military/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

Association Danish Shipping says that the conflict between the US and Iran has escalated in just a few days, where Friday's killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani is just the latest development.

In a comment to ShippingWatch, Executive Director Maria Skipper Schwenn says that the latest incidents merely serve to illustrate the need for shipping companies to take caution and be careful when sailing in the Strait of Hormuz, where there were several confrontations already in 2019.

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