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[Op-Ed] [Watch] John A.C. Cartner on Recent Iranian Actions

By The Maritime Executive 05-05-2015 05:25:14

Maritime TV is pleased to present a special report in the Internet TV series known as “Conversations with Cartner”, a weekly video and blog discussion on maritime industry issues of the day with Shipmaster and Maritime Lawyer, Dr. John A.C. Cartner. 

In this 9th program in the series, Dr. Cartner provides his an in-depth analysis on the recent aggressive actions by apparent warships flying the Iranian flag towards merchant ships in the Persian Gulf with the harassment of the Maersk Kensington and the boarding and arrest of the Maersk Tigris.

The Maersk Tigris was seized last Tuesday following a debt dispute with an Iranian company. As of this week both crew and vessel are still being detained. The United States has responded to the harrassment of vessels near Iran by accompanying all U.S. and British-flagged vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz.