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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