Iran has seized a British-registered oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
The Stena Impero was passing through the bottleneck into the Persian Gulf when it turned dramatically to the north.
The vessel had left Fujairah in Dubai and moved into the Strait of Hormuz when it was intercepted.
According to Iranian state TV, the Stena Impero tanker ‘was confiscated by the Revolutionary Guards at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organisation when passing through the strait of Hormuz, for failing to respect international maritime rules.’
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