Trump Will Work With U.K. On Stena Impero Response

by Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg) President Donald Trump said he will work with the U.K. government on a response to Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. “We have a very close alliance with the U.K.,” Trump said at the White House on Friday as he departed for his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. “I will be working with the U.K.” Iran’s … [Read more...]

Oil Jumps as Tanker Seizure Escalates Tensions With Iran

By Harkiran Dhillon (Bloomberg) Oil climbed after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corp said it seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, raising stakes in the critical oil chokepoint. London-traded Brent futures climbed almost 1% while the U.S. benchmark also rose. The seizure of the tanker is the second Iranian move against a U.K. ship in just over a week. … [Read more...]

Stena Confirms Strait Of Hormuz Incident

Stena Bulk has issued the following statement about M/V Stena Impero, the British-flagged oil tanker that Iran claims to have siezed. Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management can confirm that at approximately 1600 BST on 19th July UK registered vessel Stena Impero (built 2018, 49,683 DWT) was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the … [Read more...]

Iran Claims To Have Seized Stena Tanker

By Kate Holton (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel this month, ratcheting up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in … [Read more...]

Captain Carola Rackete To Sue Italian Minister Over Migrant Comments

by Crispian Balmer (Reuters) Captain Carola Rackete, 31, was freed from house arrest on Tuesday after a judge dismissed accusations she had endangered the lives of Italian servicemen by ignoring military orders and bringing a boatload of migrants to the port of Lampedusa. Salvini has repeatedly denounced Rackete, calling her a “pirate” and an “outlaw”, and promising to expel … [Read more...]