US and UK Navies ‘respond’ to vessel harassed by IRGC in Strait of Hormuz
US 5th fleet says a UK helicopter and US patrol aircraft were dispatched to provide surveillance after the vessel sent a distress call on Sunday
Fast-attack Iranian ships ‘harassed’ the unidentified tanker, but the situation de-escalated about an hour afterwards when they departed the scene, the US Navy said. The incident comes on the back of the US pledging to increase its presence in the crucial Strait of Hormuz after Iran hijacked three tankers in about two weeks in April and May
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