Iran Navy Surrounding Bombed Oil Ship; Refusing to allow it to be moved or inspected

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It is being reported that Iranian vessels are blocking the Front Altair vessel from being moved, by surrounding it. In the last few minutes further Iranian vessels have arrived.

Currently, Iran is not letting tugboats take one of the stricken boats back to port.

Further, there are rumors that sailors rescued and then taken by Iran could be detained, especially if any of them saw what had transpired to cause the damage to the boat.

Iran trying to re-write the events.

 

 

Developing . . . check back for updates

 

A large swarm of Iranian patrol boats now blocking access.

I am told the US Navy is in discussions as to how to respond.

 

 

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    Gifford Rodine · 4 months ago
    The Front Altair is under it's own power and headed to Taiwan, for repairs? This is per the web site marinetraffic.com noted below. Thanks to Mr. Dunphy for a web site to get more information. Sounds like the correct course of action is being taken, get the ship repaired. Thank you President Trump if this is correct info!
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      NV Swede · 4 months ago
      Currently:

      AIS Type Tanker
      Flag Marshall Islands
      Destination TW KHH
      ETA Jun 29, 21:00
      IMO / MMSI 9745902 / 538007007
      Callsign V7UH9
      Length / Beam 251 / 44 m
      Current draught 11.9 m
      Course / Speed 3.0° / 0.9 kn
      Coordinates 25.39058 N/56.77825 E
      Last report Jun 16, 2019 07:17 UTC
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        Gifford Rodine · 4 months ago
        Path seems erratic as of 6.16.19. Destination TW KHH is the southern large marine port in Taiwan. And there is a statement: "Not Under Command".
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          GUY DUNPHY · 4 months ago
          Zoom in on the tracking map. See the small blue markers right in front of both tankers. Get the details and tracks of those. They are both very large tug boats, and the tankers are being pulled right behind them for over a day now. Same speed, etc. Both tugs' status is 'reduced manoeverability', because tow cable and pulling huge tanker... 'Not under command' means no one on board that tanker. The 'TW KHH' destination listed is the original destination, no one has bothered to change it.
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      Gifford Rodine · 4 months ago
      Correction: It seems to be headed to a port in the UAE at about 3 knots.
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    Michael Schafer · 4 months ago
    Perhaps the Iranians are trying to stop the US from framing them. Your country has an unenviable reputation for false flags.
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      Steve Owens · 4 months ago
      Hey Michael
      Supposed false flags and a great reputation for standing up to the evil of this world. What is your country and it's reputation?
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    GUY DUNPHY · 4 months ago
    That's amusing to hear. Since marinetraffic.com tracking shows both damaged tankers under tow and heading for UAE. They have been under tow for at least the last 24 hours and still are.

    It's amusing, because it shows the people in the US admin making up their streams of lies, are ignorant fools, who don't even know the public has access to accurate ship tracking information in real time. Looking at you, Bolton and Pompeo.

    There are several other absolute proofs that everything the US Admin is saying, is utter lying bullshit. I'm holding off on listing all the instances of factual proof they are lying, to wait and see how deep a hole they dig for themselves.

    Trump needs to more than fire Bolton and Pompeo. He needs to have them charged with piracy, international terrorism and attempted murder. Not sure what the charge would be, for attempting to start WW3 and kill millions. Or billions, maybe. Or, if Trump was in on this and approved, the same goes for him.
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    Steve Owens · 4 months ago
    Why are so many of you readers so sure that We the USA is guilty of something and poor ol' Iran is a victim? They are not there to preserve evidence but rather to keep it from the light of day. just say'in
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    Gifford Rodine · 4 months ago
    This is not legal or military advice, just a thought. If the ship was and has been in international waters, perhaps that would be an act of piracy. If the owner of the ship, maybe Norwegian, seeks international help, inform those boats they have 30 minutes to evacuate the ship and leave the area. Earlier if any nefarious actives are noted, it is Davey Jones locker for the little persain boats.
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      His self · 4 months ago
      @ Gifford,

      Iran has likely claimed salvage rights.

      It was Iran that rescued the crew and extinguished the fire.

      It is also in Iran's interest that forensic evidence is preserved.
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    Jonathan Munday · 4 months ago
    In other words, they don't want the western warmongers planting evidence. Smart.
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    Bonnie Mostyn · 4 months ago
    Hal, I'm sorry but I have to agree with the person below, called Grim. We all understand that there are those in the West who want a war for many reasons. I, too, believe it is a false flag being used to blame Iran and get a war started. More facts are needed to prove really who did this. Check out a website called "What Does It Mean" . com for more information. Maybe it needs to be lower case like whatdoesitmean.com. Perhaps you know of it anyway.
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      Valarie Petterson · 4 months ago
      That website is a disinformation website. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Sorcha_Faal
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        John Robert Mallernee · 4 months ago
        The politically correct "Powers That Be" say the same thing about Hal Turner and this web site, so I continue to refer to these sources, albeit, with a modicum of suspicion.
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        His self · 4 months ago
        @ Valarie,

        Instead of denigrating David Booth's writings, why don't you sit down and read through one of his posts? Now go back and read each and every article linked to in the post and then reread the post in total.
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    Grim · 4 months ago
    Since it looks like someone is trying to frame Iran for the false flag attack, if I were them, I'd be denying access to the crime scene to preserve the evidence. When the US and/or Israel perpetrate a false flag, both evidence and witnesses have a tendency to disappear. I have a feeling the Russians will be getting involved very soon.
    Hal, please stop with the automatic Iran blame game, until more of the facts of this incident come out, because as much as I dislike Iran, I have a feeling they have been setup to take the fall and start a war.
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    Kevin Burger · 4 months ago
    How dare those Israeli and American ships block the tugs...so guilty