Iran Seizes British-Flagged Tanker in the Hormuz Strait

Jeremy Hunt's stunt to look "tough" and propel himself to power in London backfires spectacularly as IRGC shows actions have a reaction

Let’s see how Jeremy gets himself out of this one

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has seized the British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian media reported. UK authorities said the tanker had ‘veered off course’ before capture.

The Stena Impero was headed to Saudi Arabia but left the international sea lanes and headed north towards the Iranian island of Qeshm, marine tracking data showed on Friday.

Prior to the seizure, the tanker turned off its tracking device and had ignored warnings, Iranian military sources told state media.

“The reason behind the detention of the British tanker is that it did not adhere to the sea routes in the Strait of Hormuz, turned off the automatic identification system (AIS), polluted international waters and did not pay attention to the warnings of Iran,” the source said.

The 30,000-ton tanker is owned by Stena Bulk, and was bound for the Saudi port of Al Jubail.

IRGC drone footage showing the seized tanker

Stena issued a statement that the ship was “approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz, while the vessel was in international waters.”

The company is “presently unable to contact the vessel which is now heading north towards Iran.” There are 23 crew members aboard.

UK authorities said they were “assessing the situation following reports of an incident in the Gulf.”

Source: RT

  1. Nick Rhynes says

    Haha, that video of the Iranian ‘commandoes’ seizing the tanker doesn’t bode well for them. If that is (presumably) the best of their best, the Americans will slaughter them wholesale.

  2. Mary E says

    Well, take the hint, US, and UK…just stay out of the strait of Hormuz and you won’t have vessels ‘lost’ to Iran….you people are getting too f’ing greedy for your own good.

  3. Vish says

    Jeremy Cunt… I mean … Hunt looks like Michael Palin from Monty Python fame.

    Another comedian masquerading as a leader of an Anglo “liberal democracy.”

  4. John C Carleton says

    Well, somebody has to enforce international law.
    Britain violates international law.
    Iran enforces international law.

    To hel with the International war criminal pirates Britian.
    Vivia Iran, which enforces International law!

  5. Séamus Ó Néill says

    Imagine the audacity of these Iranians….having the impertinence to seize TWO British tankers. Do they not know who Britain is, they used to have a mighty empire ( sic ) on which the sun never set……now however they are reduced to being a plaything, a tiny lapdog poodle of a former colony of theirs ! ….that infamous psychopathic bully, America, How the mighty have fallen……will you go crying to daddy then ?

    1. Mary E says

      The bully is also a crybaby…isn’t that pathetic! Just stay away from the Middle East altogether and you won’t have to look like the clowns you are, US.

  6. Aurum Cimex says

    Completely justified. Jeremy Hunt is America’s poodle and has got what was coming.

  7. JustPassingThrough says

    the brits still think the sun has not set on the “empire.”
    time to bunt, hunt. lmao

  8. Binaj says

    You reap what you sow..

    who started the fucking game of seizure???Not iran

  9. James Willy says

    Right on Iran. Thank you for FINALLY doing something to stand up to these kazarz.

  10. TB Wong says

    Just like Canada, Britain tries to please her Master at here own peril. Iran has done the right thing.

  11. Grand Nagus Zek says

    *unt by name, stupid *unt by nature

    karma is a bitch – well done Iran!

  12. cap960 says

    Pirate in chief Captain Hunt Butt Hurt got what was coming. He should have know better that it takes two to Tango the piracy dance.

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