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Boarders exit tanker off UAE coast, ship safe – British agency

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DUBAI (Reuters) -Boarders have left a tanker that maritime sources had said was seized off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and the vessel is safe, Britain’s maritime trade agency reported on Wednesday. Three maritime security forces had told Reuters on Tuesday that the asphalt/bitumen tanker Asphalt Princess had been seized by suspected Iranian-backed forces, which Iran denied. The AIS tracking status of the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess was “Underway Using Engine” early on Wednesday, according to Refinitiv ship tracking data. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said w…

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