As Reuters reports, in case Shell uses a UK-flagged vessel in the future, it will be escorted by the Royal Navy as a precaution.

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In addition, a few days ago BP also informed that it had not taken any of its own tankers through the Strait of Hormuz, after the July 10 attempt by Iran to seize one of its vessels.

This incident came two weeks after the UK seized an Iranian oil tanker near Gibraltar, which was suspicious of breaching European Union sanctions on Syria.

Except for BP, Gaslog as well will not allow its ships to transit the key waterway without having a naval escort, complying with advice from its flag state Bermuda. Currently, Gaslog has 26 LNG carriers on the water.