12 August 2023

A U.S. navy spokesperson confirmed that the International Maritime Security Construct had been “notifying regional mariners of appropriate precautions to minimise the risk of seizure based on current regional tensions, which we seek to de-escalate… Vessels are being advised to transit as far away from Iranian territorial waters as possible”. The same day, United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) issued an advisory regarding “an increased threat within the vicinity of Strait of Hormuz. All vessels transiting are advised to exercise caution”.

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