Stena Bulk’s president and ceo Erik Hanell has made direct appeals to the leaders of India, Russia, Latvia and the Philippines on securing the release of 23 seafarers detained by Iranian authorities onboard its tanker Stena Impero.
With the detainment of tanker Stena Impero and its crew by the Iranian authorities having now reached 19 days, owner of the ship Stena Bulk said on Tuesday that the situation remains “unacceptable and unjustifiable”.
Under new Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab the UK Government has announced that its existing naval vessels deployed in the Gulf - including Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan and Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose - will join the US-led maritime security...
Iran said on Sunday that it has seized a foreign oil tanker and its seven crew members on suspicion of fuel smuggling activities, according to Iran’s state media.
Stena Bulk says it is “imperative” that they are granted access to the tanker Stena Impero following allegations by Iran of violating international rules and collision with a fishing vessel.
Stena Bulk, owners of the Stena Impero, have made direct contact with the crew of the tanker that was seized by the Iranians last Friday.
Stena Bulk are still waiting for access to the crew of the tanker Stena Impero seized by the Iranian authorities last Friday.
As tensions continue to ratchet up in the Straits of Hormuz Iran has released video of the Iranian flag flying from the seized British-flagged tanker Stena Impero.
The UK government is seeking to put together a European-led mission to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz following the seizure by Iran of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero.