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UK oil tankers to steer clear of Persian Gulf

Posted On: Jul. 25, 2019 5:33 AM CST

A boat of Iranian Revolutionary Guard is seen next to Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, at Bandar Abbas port, in this undated handout photo.

U.K. oil tankers are keeping away from the Persian Gulf after Iran seized the Stena Impero oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19, Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide reported citing sources. The U.K. navy recently escorted three oil vessels from the region after Iranian patrol boats tried to block the ships' route. Iran has threatened to seize British ships in retaliation for the arrest of the Grace 1 off Gibraltar on July 4.

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