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Increased risk for ships carrying US cargoes in Strait of Hormuz

Risk has now "heightened" for ships sailing through the Strait of Hormuz with US cargoes, estimates maritime consultancy Dryad Global.

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There is a "heightened" risk for ships carrying US cargoes through the Strait of Hormuz, writes maritime consultancy Dryad Global in a new threat assessment.

This comes after the US recently confiscated Iranian cargoes from four tanker ships that were set to sail on to Venezuela, which according to US authorities would be in violation of sanctions imposed on Venezuela. The ships' cargoes were thus transferred to other ships, after which they sailed to the US.

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