The captain, chief officer and two second officers of the Iranian supertanker Grace 1 arrested in an operation involving British Royal Marines have been conditionally bailed without charge, the Royal Gibraltar Police have said.
Iran has warned the UK not to enter a “dangerous game” as plans to relieve a Royal Navy warship in the Gulf were escalated amid escalating tensions.
Tensions in the Gulf make the case for strengthening the Royal Navy, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said.
Police in Gibraltar have arrested the captain and chief officer of the Iranian supertanker detained last week in an operation involving British Royal Marines.
The latest incident in the Strait of Hormuz involving a British oil tanker and Royal Navy frigate comes at a particularly sensitive time as tensions continue to bubble between the US and Iran.
The Royal Navy has driven off three Iranian vessels which tried to stop a commercial tanker from travelling through the Strait of Hormuz.
The former commanding officer of the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is understood to have resigned after he was removed from post for misuse of an official car.
A service has been held in waters off Orkney to mark 100 years since the scuttling of more than 50 German ships after seven months of incarceration.
A service will be held in waters near Orkney to mark 100 years since the scuttling of more than 50 German ships after seven months of incarceration.
The Queen thanked veterans and hailed the resilience of “the wartime generation” as world leaders honoured those who fought in the D-Day landings.
French President Emmanuel Macron thanked Allied Forces on behalf of his country as he joined the Queen and hundreds of veterans at a national commemorative ceremony to honour those who fought in the D-Day landings.