UK warships will accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz in a change of policy after the government earlier said it did not have the resources to protect every ship from Iranian aggression.
A British government spokesman said ships passing through the strategically important chokepoint would be accompanied either individually or in a convoy.
The frigate HMS Montrose carried out the first such mission on Wednesday night into Thursday, shipping industry sources told Sky News.
"The Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either individually or in groups, should sufficient notice be given of their passage," a British government spokesperson said.
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