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Iranian Boats Tried to Sabotage the British Heritage tanker


Things can get worse when a country invades into another country’s land or water and that’s what happened when Iranian boats tried to invade the way of a British oil tanker near the Gulf. Though things were cooled down when the Royal Navy ship hopped in and drove off the Iranian boats but the case was not over yet. As per a spokesperson, HMS Montrose which is a Royal Navy ship got in the way of three boats and the British oil tanker without warning the Iranian boats. The spokesperson also said that Iran didn’t do good as they broke the International water and this action can cause some serious trouble.

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A couple of time ago Iran said that they are going to get revenge as according to Iranians, their own tankers were seized in the International waters but the Iran officials denied that they did not attempt any act of revenge against the British. It is being said that those three boats were from Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps also known as IRGC. They tried to stop the British Heritage tanker which was travelling out of the Gulf towards the Strait of Hormuz. As per the BBC, the British Heritage was traveling towards the Gulf and at the time of the attack, they were under the water regions of the island of Abu Musa. But HMS Montrose was in the international waters.

When the tanker was attacked by the Iranian boats, HMS Montrose aimed at them by a single gun and the boats were ordered to head back but no shots were fired at that time and no casualties were made. The UK spokesperson said, “Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz. We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region.”