An incident that was initially reported as a “potential hijack” amid heightened tensions around the Strait of Hormuz has resolved.
The British maritime agency reported boarders of a vessel off the coast of the United Arab Emirates’ Fujairah region in the Gulf of Oman have left. The incident was initially regarded as a “potential hijack” was now over.
On their Twitter account on Wednesday The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said the vessel was “safe” and the “incident complete.” No other details were provided.
UKMTO had warned ships to use “extreme caution” due to an incident approximately 60 nautical miles (111km) east of Fujairah. The incident is reported “complete.”