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US suspects Iran captures oil tanker in Hormuz Strait

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

The United States (US) claims Iran captures an oil tanker drifting into Iranian waters when it passes through the Hormuz Strait.

Ship detector data showed oil tankers from Panama, Riah based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stopped sending their signals since last Saturday.

The incident is the latest in the shipping sector in the region where tensions between Iran and the US have peaked lately.

Iran was accused of placing bombs at several tankers as Washington tightened economic and military pressure on the regime following the aggressive nuclear program and foreign policy in the region.

Iran also threatened to respond after British troops helped capture an Iranian tanker near Gibraltar while trying to send oil to Syria.

A spokeswoman for data detector, Refinitiv, Capt. Ranjith Raja, said the tanker had never shut its tracking system for three months sailing around the UAE.

“There was something that happened to the ship,” he said.

UAE enforcement authorities told Al Arabiya, the oil tanker was not owned or operated by the UAE and did not send any emergency calls.

“We are monitoring the current situation with our international counterparts,” the official said.

The shipowner’s owner, Dubai-based Prime Tankers LLC, said the ship was already sold to another company.

Meanwhile, Iranian authorities have failed to be contacted to elaborate on the developments related to the tanker.

Read also: John Bolton blames Iran for attacking ships

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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