Until now, HMS Montrose has escorted 35 ship, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. In addition, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace wants the UK to seek a diplomatic resolution to the situation. He explained that freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz is crucial not just to the UK, but for its international partners and allies.
For this reason, the Royal Navy will be protecting UK vessels, until such a reality is ensured.
As for the HMS Duncan, it is a Type 45 Destroyer, considered to be one of the most advanced warships ever built.
Overall, the tension in Strait of Hormuz peaked after Iran seized Stena Impero, leading a part of the shipping sector addressing that this was an act of retaliation and an act against international shipping laws.