Protecting freedom of navigation: Royal Navy to escort UK-flagged ships in Strait of Hormuz
Great Britain’s Ministry of Defense announced that British Royal Navy will protect UK-flagged ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, as tensions soar in the Persian Gulf over tanker detentions.
Confirming your choice, the ministry said that British ships should give “sufficient notice” to the Royal Navy in order to get safe passage through the Strait.
“Freedom of navigation is essential for the global trading world and system economy, and we will do all we are able to to guard it,” a national government spokesman said.
One such mission has been completed, in accordance with Sky News, which cited shipping industry sources. The outlet reported that HMS ‘Montrose’ from Wednesday evening into Thursday was involved with a mission that lasted.
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The announcement in British policy, day after Boris Johnson began his duties as prime minister just one single. London had previously claimed that it lacked the military resources to handle such missions and urged British-flagged vessels in order to avoid sailing through the strait.
The move comes because the UK urges its European partners to make a joint armada tasked with guarding vessels traveling through the center Eastern waterway.
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) recently seized a British-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, claiming it had violated maritime law. The incident followed Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar weeks ago. It had been said by the united kingdom have been transporting oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions.
Iran’s president has argued that Tehran works to make sure security in the Persian Gulf tirelessly, while stressing that it had legal grounds for seizing the united kingdom tanker.
“The Strait of Hormuz includes a essential location, it’s never to be studied as a it&rsquo and joke;s [no place] for [any] country to ignore international regulations,” On Wednesday hassan Rouhani said throughout a cabinet meeting.
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