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Seized British-flagged tanker in Gulf had turned off its tracker, ignored warnings - IRNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - The British-flagged tanker seized by Iran's elite forces on Friday had turned off its tracker and ignored warnings from the Revolutionary Guards, Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying.


Mesdar manager says vessel resumed voyage after boarded by armed guards

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil tanker Mesdar, which had turned in the direction of Iran, was boarded by armed personnel at approximately 1630 GMT but they have now left and the vessel has resumed its voyage, its British operator said on Friday.


Two more Iranian ships may be stranded in Brazil as sanctions bite

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Two more Iranian bulk carriers that came to Brazil carrying urea and were expected to return home with corn could be left without enough fuel, as Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras refuses to provide them with bunker fuel due to U.S. sanctions.


UK operator of seized Stena Impero says vessel in compliance with regulations

LONDON (Reuters) - The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel, the Stena Impero, was in full compliance with all navigation and international regulations.


Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region rose again.


Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route.


Hunt says Iran may be on 'dangerous path' after seizing tanker

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that he was worried that Iran had taken a "dangerous path" after it seized a British-flagged tanker on Friday in the Strait of Hormuz.


Hunt expresses 'extreme disappointment' to Iran's Zarif over seized tanker

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said he had spoken to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and expressed his "extreme disappointment" over Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.


UK calls seizure of ship a 'hostile act'; Iran releases video of capture

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.

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Filipinos among 23 crew of oil tanker seized by Iran

Manila: Filipino seafarers were among the 23 crew members aboard the British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz for allegedly violating international laws.