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Armed Men Board Oil Tanker Off Iranian Coast

Armed Men Board Oil Tanker Off Iranian Coast
The guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) patrols the waters surrounding the Al Basrah Oil Terminal (ABOT), as two Iraqi tug boats guide a super oil tanker into place, where it will take on crude oil

Unidentified armed men have boarded a Hong Kong-flagged oil tanker off the coast of Iran near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a British monitoring organization and a private intelligence firm reported. 

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Organization said the vessel was boarded on April 14 while anchored just off the Iranian coast in the Sea of Oman, but added that the ship was later released.

The organization urged vessels in the area to “stay vigilant…”

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