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Concern grows over UAE-based oil tanker off Iran

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Vessel stopped transmitting its location on Saturday, when it was pointing toward IranTracking data showing an oil tanker that was heading towards Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location on Saturday night has raised concerns about its status amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US.The UAE-based and Panamanian-flagged oil tanker Riah typically made trips from Dubai and Sharjah on the UAE’s west coast before going through the strait of Hormuz and heading to Fujairah on the UAE’s east coast. However, something happened to the vessel after 11pm on Saturday, according to tracking data, when its last position showed it pointing towards Iran. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/16/concern-grows-over-uae-based-oil-tanker-off-iran

Author : Associated Press in Dubai

Publish date : 2019-07-16 12:10:10

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