Strait of Hormuz


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a strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman

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"We also need the broadest international support possible to tackle the threats to international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, the Foreign Secretary said.
Later in the month, Iran seized an oil tanker sailing under the British ensign in the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf "for failing to respect international maritime rules." The tanker had failed to respond to pertinent authorities after an accident involving an Iranian fishing boat and changed route instead.
The British-flagged Swedish-owned oil tanker "Stena Impero" was taken two weeks ago, by the IRGC "at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organisation when passing through the Strait of Hormuz, for failing to respect international maritime rules.
It is understood the tanker was making passage out of the Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz when the ship was approached by the Iranian vessels.
said in a statement that the British naval vessel HMS Montrose had been accompanying the commercial ship, British Heritage, through the narrow Strait of Hormuz, a crucial waterway for energy shipments.
The DFA noted that the two tankers were damaged during an incident off the Strait of Hormuz last June 13.
Industry estimates show that around 18 million barrels of oil or 20 per cent of world demand, travels through the Strait of Hormuz. Industry analysts say that tanker attacks could have a lasting effect on the oil prices.
This week it has also deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln at the Strait of Hormuz. The US military is also sending four B-52 bombers to the Middle East.
Abu Dhabi: Oil prices spiked by 2 per cent on Monday on supply concerns, following attacks on two oil tankers from Saudi Arabia near the Strait of Hormuz.
Separately, Iran's armed forces chief of staff said the IRGC - which ensures security in Gulf waters and the Strait of Hormuz for Iran - had not observed any change in the U.S.
Iran has seized control over the Strait of Hormuz, a major shipping lane through which one-third of the world's oil passes, an Iranian naval commander said Monday.
Muscat: The Sultanate has no plans to establish a container port in Musandam overlooking the Strait of Hormuz, Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al Jabri, chairman of the Board of Directors of SEZAD, has clarified.
The commissioning of the pipeline will be a game changer in crude oil transportation as it will give Abu Dhabi direct access to the Indian Ocean for its oil exports and the option of bypassing the critical Strait of Hormuz. Abu Dhabi would get access to an open sea - that's the strategic advantage the new pipeline provides.
The Strait of Hormuz is the most important waterway in the world.