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UK Recommends All British-Flagged Ships To Be On Alert In Hormuz - Sky

UAE -- A man watches on July 2, 2019 the ships movement in the port of Fujairah in the east of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where recent tensions spiraling between Iran and the United States have affected movement in the Gulf of Oman, near the strategi
LONDON, July 11 (Reuters)

Britain has recommended all British-flagged ships go to a heightened state of security in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News reported on Thursday, citing unnamed maritime industry sources.

A Department for Transport spokeswoman said: "The Department for Transport, as competent authority, regularly provides Security Advice to UK and Red Ensign Group Shipping on how they should operate in areas of high risk."

Infographic: Strait Of Hormuz Shipping Lanes
Infographic: Strait Of Hormuz Shipping Lanes

(Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper)