UK oil tankers to steer clear of Persian Gulf

Source: Business Insurance

July 25, 2019 U.K. oil tankers are keeping away from the Persian Gulf after Iran seized the Stena Impero oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19, Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide reported citing sources. The U.K. navy recently escorted three oil vessels from the region after Iranian patrol boats tried to block the ships’ route. Iran has threatened to seize British ships in retaliation for the arrest of the Grace 1 off Gibraltar on July 4.