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The conflict in the Gulf of Oman intensified in the past week as Iran detained a foreign tanker vessel, and the US shot down an Iranian drone. Offshore carrier Blue Star Line filed for bankruptcy, and more banks pose climate requirements to shipping. The sale of scrubbers has slumped, however. Read this week's most important stories here.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, does not want to close the Strait of Hormuz but emphasized earlier this week that Iran is capable of doing so. | Photo: EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA/REUTERS / X90209

Conflict in the Gulf of Oman Continues

The conflict in the Gulf of Oman intensified throughout the week when Iran seized a foreign tanker the Strait of Hormuz, a chokepoint for global oil trade.

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