Gunner’s Mate 1st class Tyson Hinkley stands watch aboard the Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) while transiting the Strait of Hormuz on May 3, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vincent Fausnaught)

UK Tanker Gets Military Escort After Iranian Threats

The safety and security of British-flagged ships sailing in the Middle East Gulf is uncertain after senior Iranian figures repeated threatened retaliatory action for the Grace 1 seizure and a British warship escorted at least one UK tanker through the Strait of Hormuz.

The Isle of Man-flagged Pacific Voyager was accompanied by at least two military vessels for part of its journey through the Strait of Hormuz after sailing from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia on July 7.

The very large crude carrier had loaded a 2m barrel cargo there, based on vessel tracking data.

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