The United Kingdom “emergency investigation” in the “hijacking” report of the ship incident between the UAE and Iran


The British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) stated that it is tracking an incident urgently. According to its military maritime tracker, the incident involved at least one vessel crossing the Gulf of Oman in tension between the United Arab Emirates and Iran.

An FCDO spokesperson said: “We are urgently investigating an accident on a ship off the coast of the UAE.” Weekly newspaper.

The comment was made after the Ministry of Defence’s British Maritime Trade Operation reported on Tuesday that “an incident is currently taking place” 61 nautical miles east of the coast of Fujairah in the UAE. The incident was described as “non-piracy” and was then classified as a “potential hijacking” by the monitor.

At the same time, other independent maritime trackers began to show that some ships in the vicinity of the accident reported “not under command”, which meant that the crew could not maneuver as needed, usually due to special circumstances.

These vessels include the tankers Golden Brilliant and Front Crown, both of which have since reported that they are “using engines.”Another oil tanker, the Maersk Messina, in the neighboring area, was at the center of a legal dispute involving the legal owner of an Iranian gas cargo seized by the United States last year.

The latest incident occurred in the strategically located Gulf of Oman after a series of incidents and obvious attacks across the waters and the west.

On Sunday, another Japanese oil tanker connected to Israel MT Mercer Street, Obviously it was the target of a drone strike, which caused two deaths in Israel’s accusation against Iran.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday that he was “skeptical of reports of a series of safety incidents involving ships in the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea, and warned against specific incidents. Political purposes create a false atmosphere”. Department.

Khatibzadeh said: “The Iranian Navy is ready to provide naval support services when needed and announces assistance and assistance to transit ships in the area.” “If there is a problem with the navigation system, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to assist and investigate the matter closely.”

The British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) stated that it is tracking an incident urgently. According to its military maritime tracker, the incident involved at least one vessel crossing the Gulf of Oman in tension between the United Arab Emirates and Iran. The picture above shows a child swinging on a swing when the Japanese tanker MT Mercer Street connected to Israel was seen near the emirate port of Fujairah Bay in the United Arab Emirates in August. On July 29, two crew members of MT Mercer Street, managed by a well-known Israeli merchant company, were attacked by drones in the waters off Oman. The ship’s London operator and the U.S. military stated that Israel blamed Iran.
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