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HMS Montrose Foils IRG In Strait Of Hormuz

An upper deck weapon on the Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose during an exercise against fast attack craft [Crown Copyright: PO (Phot) Jim Gibson]
Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose has foiled an attempt by three suspected Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels to impede a Manx-registered crude oil tanker.

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UK Government Spokesperson Statement: 11 July 2019: “Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz.

“HMS Montrose was forced to position herself between the Iranian vessels and British Heritage and issue verbal warnings to the Iranian vessels, which then turned away.

“We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region.”

Library image of HMS Montrose, November 2018 [Crown Copyright: L Phot Joe Cater]
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