According to a July 15 report from VOANews.com, Somali pirates abandoned an Indian after using it to attack a Liberian flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden. It was reported that the ship’s 14 crew members were unharmed.
Rickmers Shipmanagement, the Singapore-based company that has chartered the Maersk Tigris, said Iranian officials fired warning shots at the container ship and boarded it on Tuesday.
The Iranian navy seized a ship on Tuesday at the request of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization, the English-language service of Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported.
The Pentagon on Tuesday said Iran's interception of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel appeared to be a "provocative" act, but U.S. officials did not have all the facts surrounding the incident.