The Asian Suezmax market was watching developments cautiously Thursday after oil major BP’s tanker, the British Heritage, was allegedly approached by Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz,” a UK government spokesperson said in a statement. “HMS Montrose was forced to position herself between the Iranian vessels and British Heritage and issue verbal warnings to the Iranian vessels, which then turned away. We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region.” Iran’s Revolutionary Guards denied responsibility, according to a statement carried by Fars news agency. BP has not disclosed to market participants whether the oil major will halt sending ships to the […]