Container ship Maersk Tigris captured by Iran in Strait of Hormuz

Container ship Maersk Tigris was hijacked by the Naval force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) at around 0900 UTC Apr 28 in Strait of Hormuz. A U.S. government official said the ship was intercepted by the Naval force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) at 0505 ET. Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said. Vessel was taken to Iranian port Bandar Abbas. U.S. planes and a destroyer were monitoring the situation. Vessel was en route from Jeddah Saudi Arabia to Jebel Ali, UAE. 21 crew by late March consisted of 16 Burma nationalities, 6 Romanians, 1 Russian and 1 Ukrainian.

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