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'Potential hijack' of tanker over, boarders leave - UKMTO

The incident that was labeled as "potential hijack" yesterday off the coast of the United Arab Emirates has been resolved after the boarders left the tanker involved in the alleged conflict, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) reported on Wednesday.

Although the vessel has been declared "safe," the UKMTO still advised ships in the region "to exercise extreme caution when transiting this area."

British media claimed yesterday that Iranian forces or their allies were involved in the incident, while Tehran denied the allegations.

Breaking the News / MS