An oil tanker traversing the small strip of water at the mouth of the Persian Gulf has stopped transmitting its location more than two days ago when it was taken to Iranian waters. under the flag of the oil tanker – based in the United Arab Emirates – on Saturday night as he traveled through the Strait of Hormuz but his apparent disappearance caused alarm among the increased tensions between Iran and several Western nations. An oil tanker, usually made trips from Dubai and Sharjah to the west coast of the UAE before crossing the Strait and heading for Fujairah on the east coast of the UAE. WORLD SECRETARIAT IN GREAT BRITAIN (19459006)
But something happened to the ship after 23:00 on Saturday when the transmission of its location with tracking data stopped, its last position pointing to Iran.
Capt. Ranjit Raja of Refinitiv, the data company, told the Associated Press that the tanker did not exclude tracking in trips to the UAE. "It's a red flag," Raja said.
Tanks were previously identified because the Gulf region is at the center of a crisis in connection with Iran's nuclear deal with the world powers. Recently, Iran has introduced uranium production and enrichment beyond the borders of its 201
These tensions, however, show that the United States is sending thousands of additional troops, B-52 Nuclear Bombers and advanced fighters in the Middle East. The mysterious attacks on oil tankers and Iran, shattering a US military drones, contributed to fears of an armed conflict. The 5th Navy Fleet, which monitors the Mideast waters, declined to comment immediately. based on Prime Tankers LLC, told AP that he had sold the ship to another company called Mouj Al-Bahar. A person who responded to a phone number registered with the firm told AP that he did not own any ships. of light crude oil. The ship was confiscated with the help of British Royal Marines earlier this month outside of Gibraltar.
"The blessing of God, the Islamic Republic and its engaged forces will not leave this evil unanswered," he said.
British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the ship if Iran can provide guarantees that the ship will not violate European sanctions for oil supplies to Syria.
Associated Press contributed to this report.