Updated Wed, 04 Aug 2021 12: 44 IST
A British Navy group has claimed that a ship has been hijacked off the UAE coast in the Gulf of Oman.
A British Navy group has claimed that a ship has been hijacked off the UAE coast in the Gulf of Oman. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations of the British Army had warned about this incident earlier on Tuesday. However, no official information has been given about this. At the same time, the Emirates government has also denied such an incident.
Let us tell you that this incident has come to the fore amid heightened tensions between Iran and Western countries over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Recently, the US, Britain and Israel blamed Iran for a drone attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in which two people were killed. However, Iran has denied involvement.
Shipping authority Lloyd's List and maritime intelligence firm Dryad Global have both identified the vessel involved in the incident as a Panama asphalt tanker. According to MarineTraffic.com, satellite-tracking data of the vessel showed that the ship appeared to be moving slowly from the port of Jask to the Iranian port on Wednesday morning.
Earlier, six oil tankers had announced at the same time through their automatic detection system trackers that they had lost command. This usually means that a ship is no longer under its own control and can no longer move.