UK Tanker on Hit-And-Run

(You will please ignore this post if you must. Frankly I di not have the way to verify the past events. Just treat the story as a fairy tale.)

A few days ago, the UK sent another warshipto the Strait to watch over the British tankers hauling oil. Then comes a drone supposedly Iranian and downed by the Americans.

Now comes a British tanker speeding off after allegedly hitting a fishing boat. One Iranian patrol boat hails it and requests the British captain do an about face and turn back for security inspection. The British captain refused to do so claiming his ship is on international waters and may not be stopped for anything. Now what would the Iranians hope to discover after they boarded the ship?

I will guess—No receipt for the oil purchase can be shown; or the captain has no license to qualify him and the ship to ferry oil from Iran; the cargo is not oil; or the ship must be hauling the downed drone which is a British property.

Whatever the Iranians will find, the British captain must stop even if his ship is in international waters if he commits a misdemeanor such as hit-and-run or non-payment of cargo, or if he and his ship presents a security risk to just about anybody.

The Iranians say the stopping is not a challenge to the British tanker’s rights. This is emphasized by the Iranian patrol boat by not firing a warning shot across the bow.

 

 

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When will the British realize that the Galleon Trade is over eons ago and that profit by sea is not acceptable anymore.

But why was the British tanker in a hurry to get away?

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