Royal Navy frigate HMS MONTROSE F 236 has seen off five Iranian gunboats that reportedly tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The boats involved are believed to belong to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
They are said to have approached the BP tanker BRITISH HERITAGE on Wednesday in the Strait of Hormuz and told it to stop in Iranian waters close by.
Thirty British commandos stormed an Iranian oil tanker bound for Syria off the coast of Gibraltar last week, prompting Iran’s President to threaten the UK with retaliatory action.
Speaking on state television on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani said: “You (Britain) are the initiator of insecurity and you will realise the consequences later.
Images are of HMS MONTROSE F 236 off Valletta, Malta back to 13th December 2010.
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com