he UK has reported a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, as a safety supply stated a tanker seems to have been seized, Sky Information has reported.
Iran’s international ministry stated experiences of an incident have been “suspicious”, however warned in opposition to any makes an attempt to make a “false environment” in opposition to Tehran.
UK Maritime Commerce Operations, part of the Ministry of Defence, described the incident round 60 miles (97km) east of Fujairah as a “potential hijack”.
A bunch of eight or 9 armed people are believed to have boarded the vessel, named Asphalt Princess, the safety supply informed Sky Information.
“It was an unauthorised boarding within the Gulf of Oman,” the safety supply stated.
There isn’t a British hyperlink to the tanker, nonetheless a spokesman for the UK’s Overseas Workplace stated: “We’re urgently investigating an incident on a vessel off the UAE coast.”
It comes because the Related Press reported that no less than 4 vessels despatched out warnings saying they’d misplaced management of their steering.