Iranian seizure of British tankers

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See also Gulf of Oman tanker attacks and Fujairah oil tanker explosions
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

Saudi seizure of Iranian tanker in May 2019

  • Saudi Arabia releases Iranian oil tanker, all crew members - Mehr News Agency, July 20, 2019
    Happiness belonging to the Iranian National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), which broke down off the coast of Jeddah early in May, have been released by Saudi Arabia after more than two and half months.

British seizure of Grace 1 on July 4

MT Riah

Alleged seizure attempt on July 10

July 19 seizures


British warships

HMS Montrose

HMS Montrose: Royal Navy; Wikipedia

Note: armaments.


  • Published by IranGeoMil on Jul 20, 2019



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