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Old 08-03-2021, 16:22   #1
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Four Ships Off UAE Report Loss of Control

Four Ships Off UAE Report Loss of Control; U.K. Sources Suspect Hijacking of Vessel by Iranian Forces

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-...ear-1.10078268

Four at once? That is interesting.

"The British navy warned Tuesday of a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman, without elaborating.

At least four ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates broadcasted warnings Tuesday that they had lost control of their steering....."

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Old 08-03-2021, 19:15   #2
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At least four ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates broadcasted warnings Tuesday that they had lost control of their steering....."

I'm wondering if Putin's boys found a way to hack the nav systems?
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Old 08-04-2021, 03:39   #3
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Suspected hijackers leave ship off UAE

MV Asphalt Princess: Suspected hijackers leave ship off UAE

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-58083671

"Men who boarded and seized a ship in the Gulf of Oman have left the vessel and all those remaining on board are safe, officials say.

A UK maritime security agency said the potential hijacking of the Panama-flagged MV Asphalt Princess had ended but gave no further details.

The bitumen tanker was seized on Tuesday heading into the congested approach to the Strait of Hormuz.

It is not clear who seized the ship, but analysts suspected Iranian forces....."

Nine guys with weapons board the ship and they are "suspected" hijackers.

"...The men who boarded the MV Asphalt Princess were reportedly armed and are said to have ordered it to sail to Iran...."
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