British seizure of Iranian tanker Grace I

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The 315,000 DWT crude oil tanker Mesdar seized by Iran on July 19, 2019
The 50,000 DWT oil and chemical tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran on July 19, 2019
See also Gulf of Oman tanker attacks and Fujairah oil tanker explosions

Attacks on Iranian tankers in the Red Sea

October 11, 2019

British seizure of Grace 1 on July 4

Adrian Darya 1

Adrian Darya-1 outside Tartus Naval Base on September 6, 2019

MT Riah

Alleged Iranian seizure attempt on July 10

July 19 seizures

Sailors

British warships

HMS Montrose

HMS Montrose: Royal Navy; Wikipedia

Note: armaments.

Videos

  • Published by IranGeoMil on Jul 20, 2019

Escalation

2020

August 13, The WSJ published a report (mirror) claiming four Iranian tankers were "taken over without the use of military force" by US authorities on route to Venezuela. Iran’s Ambassador to Venezuela Hojat Soltani responded that the story was lies and psychological warfare.

2021

October 2021

Analysis

The seizure of Grace 1 was "brave and bold", say UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt