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Gulf Shipping

US Navy Fires Warning Shots at Fourth Iraqi Tanker

The US navy fired warning shots, searched and later released an Iraqi tankerin the Red Sea on 20 September. Tadmur, a small products tanker, was in semi-layup at 'Aqaba heading to the northern end of the Red Sea at the time of theincident. On 14 September, US and Australian naval vessels also fired across thebow of the Iraqi 89,188 dwt tanker Alfao in the Gulf of Oman and then allowedthe ship to...