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Bahamian-registered Tanker Attacked by Iran

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Bahamian oil tanker was attacked by an Iranian navy ship. The incident caused Iran to lose its bid to host a maritime event coming up.





NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Bahamian registered oil tanker found itself the target of an attack by an Iranian navy ship earlier this month. The international incident prompting an investigation has caused Iran to lose its bid to host a maritime event this coming October.    

The M/V Richmond voyager tanker, one of many registered in The Bahamas in a dangerous situation this month when an Iranian naval ship allegedly attempted to board the vessel. 

Radar images and video obtained by our partners at Reuters show what appears to be shots fired from the Iranian ship.  

His Excellency Paul Rolle, who is the permanent representative and ambassador to the International Maritime Organization, says the ship was on its way to Florida. 

Ambassador Rolle says the incident which happened on July 5th is one of several involving trade ships.  

Rolle, who is a former commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, was appointed ambassador in 2022. 

He’s the first Bahamian to hold the post and has already been involved in many international discussions.  

As for the incident with Iran, the country had offered a bid to host a maritime event in its capital Tehran later this year. But that’s since been rejected.