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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:14 pm 
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A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say.

The owners of the Stena Impero, which was bound for Saudi Arabia, say they have been unable to contact the vessel and it is "heading north towards Iran".

The company says there are 23 personnel on board and it was approached by "unidentified small crafts and a helicopter" in the Strait of Hormuz.

The Foreign Office is "urgently" looking into the reports.

The government's emergency committee, Cobra, is meeting in Whitehall to discuss the incident.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49053383

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A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say.

The owners of the Stena Impero, which was bound for Saudi Arabia, say they have been unable to contact the vessel and it is "heading north towards Iran".

The company says there are 23 personnel on board and it was approached by "unidentified small crafts and a helicopter" in the Strait of Hormuz.

The Foreign Office is "urgently" looking into the reports.

The government's emergency committee, Cobra, is meeting in Whitehall to discuss the incident.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49053383


Iran won't do anything silly, it's a tit for tat job. They've even come out and said, "they don't want a war with the West."

Watch the price of fuel shoot up at the pumps, there's nothing like a bit of tensions to push the prices up. They shot up in 2001 when the Gulf war was in full swing, they haven't come down yet.


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I'm shocked a British registered ship :shock: didn't think any such thing existed

I notice there was not a single British national amongst the crew

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I'm shocked a British registered ship :shock: didn't think any such thing existed

I notice there was not a single British national amongst the crew

Bit like London. UK registered but no UK residents.

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The price of gold has shot up to over £1200 per ounce.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:56 am 
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The price of gold has shot up to over £1200 per ounce.



well it has been on the decline recently so people scrambling for a "safe haven" for their bundles of cash and up it shoots again

diesel up about 2p a litre at the moment but I think we can expect another 5 or 6 p

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iran has a few speedboats with machineguns while we have....

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and the US has...

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edders23 wrote:
I'm shocked a British registered ship :shock: didn't think any such thing existed

I notice there was not a single British national amongst the crew


Swedish wasn't it? It was flying the dreaded flag of convenience, another one of Blair and Prescott's hair brained ideas to circumnavigate the tonnage tax.


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iran has a few speedboats with machineguns while we have....

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and the US has...

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Who's got the most oil though? It's all about the black stuff. Iran and Russia are sat on the biggest oil reserves in the world.


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Who's got the most oil though? It's all about the black stuff. Iran and Russia are sat on the biggest oil reserves in the world.

Interestingly the top three countries with the largest oil reserves are Venezuela, Saudi and Canada.

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Who's got the most oil though? It's all about the black stuff. Iran and Russia are sat on the biggest oil reserves in the world.

Interestingly the top three countries with the largest oil reserves are Venezuela, Saudi and Canada.



but the world no longer loves the stuff so it will become worthless

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Who's got the most oil though? It's all about the black stuff. Iran and Russia are sat on the biggest oil reserves in the world.

Interestingly the top three countries with the largest oil reserves are Venezuela, Saudi and Canada.



but the world no longer loves the stuff so it will become worthless


yeah......the day after it runs out

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My last two ships in the RN were type 23's. The one pictured is HMS MONTROSE. (I had HMS IRON DUKE and then HMS NORTHUMBERLAND.)

When they came to the Fleet they were known as "Skoda Frigates" because they kept falling apart.

Mind you they are still going, much better than the type 45 Destroyers.

As to Oil, it will always be needed - as lubricant on Door Hinges!

I don't like it but we all be "Electric" far sooner than I thought 2 or 3 years ago.

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Chris the Fish wrote:
My last two ships in the RN were type 23's. The one pictured is HMS MONTROSE. (I had HMS IRON DUKE and then HMS NORTHUMBERLAND.)

When they came to the Fleet they were known as "Skoda Frigates" because they kept falling apart.

Mind you they are still going, much better than the type 45 Destroyers.

As to Oil, it will always be needed - as lubricant on Door Hinges!

I don't like it but we all be "Electric" far sooner than I thought 2 or 3 years ago.


cant QUITE see Eddie Stobart's HGV fleet going electric

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Chris the Fish wrote:
My last two ships in the RN were type 23's. The one pictured is HMS MONTROSE. (I had HMS IRON DUKE and then HMS NORTHUMBERLAND.)

When they came to the Fleet they were known as "Skoda Frigates" because they kept falling apart.

Mind you they are still going, much better than the type 45 Destroyers.

As to Oil, it will always be needed - as lubricant on Door Hinges!

I don't like it but we all be "Electric" far sooner than I thought 2 or 3 years ago.


The same as coal,oil is as important to our way of life as there are thousands of every day products derived from coal and oil.


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