Breaking | Iran confiscates British oil tanker in Strait Of Hormuz

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has said they have confiscated a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, Reuters reported, citing the country’s state TV.

According to the report, the British oil tanker “Stena Impero” was detained over a violation of international norms.

A defence expert has shared an image on Twitter, providing details of the tanker’s seizure.

Earlier on Friday, Reuters reported, citing a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence, that Britain was urgently seeking more information after reports that one of its tankers was involved in an incident in the Persian Gulf.​

Relations between the UK and Iran worsened recently after Iranian supertanker Grace 1 was detained off the coast of Gibraltar earlier this month on suspicion of carrying oil to Syria for refinement.