Maritime security firms avoid using UK guards in Strait of Hormuz

Maritime security firms are pulling UK guards off transits through the Gulf over fears they could be targeted for capture by the Iranians, the Financial Times has reported.

Ambrey, and Maritime Asset Security & Training (MAST), have replaced UK citizens with guards from other countries, fearing that UK passport holders would be more vulnerable to a hostage situation should a vessel be seized by Iran while in the seas near its southern border.