Reports of a UAE oil tanker which has disappeared were answered swiftly by UAE authorities.
A UAE official has confirmed that the oil tanker MT RIAH, which disappeared while passing through the Strait of Hormuz, is not owned by the UAE.
“The tanker in question is neither owned nor operated by the UAE, it does not carry Emirati personnel, and did not emit a distress call. We are monitoring the situation with our international partners’, according to UAE news organisation Wam.ae.
The news follows escalating tensions in the popular shipping route.