July 25, 2019

UK warships to escort British-flagged vessels through Strait of Hormuz

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: The National

Journalist Jack Dutton

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.

Read the full article and more in The National.

Authors

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focuses on the analysis of complex confli...