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.

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Some of the largest security firms have pulled their British guards from the Gulf region due to concerns they could be captured by Iran, reports Financial Times.

According to the newspaper, major security firms Ambrey and Maritime Asset Security and Training, MAST, say that they have replaced British nationals with guards from other countries after Iran's detainment of UK-flagged tanker ship Stena Impero.

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