How the Royal Navy is standing up to the growing Iranian threat to British shipping in the Gulf

The Strait of Hormuz is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. Every day, two fifths of the planet’s gas and oil transits through the narrow waterways

To the north lies Iran, a regional superpower. To the south Oman and the wealthy Emirates. As relations with Iran have worsened, the seas around this area have become increasingly dangerous. They are now the most militarised in the world.

This is the story of two tense nights in July, and how the crew of a British warship averted a conflict that would have had global consequences…

The RN protecting British Ships in the Gulf

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