British Marines

London decided to strengthen the protection of their vessels after the attack on the tankers in the waters of the Gulf of Oman.

The command of the Royal Navy of great Britain was sent to the Persian Gulf 100 commandos for the protection of the British courts after the incident with the tankers in the Gulf of Oman. On Saturday, June 15, reported the Times newspaper.

According to the publication, the task of ensuring the security of ships assigned to the Marines ‘ 42 commando unit, which is based near Plymouth.

They form a unit of the rapid reaction forces, which will be based on a new British naval base in Bahrain.

It is noted that this base special forces will go to sea on warships that are patrolling the waters of the Persian Gulf, and to protect, through the Strait of Hormuz British ships from the threat of small attack vessels, and mines and anti-ship missiles.

Earlier official has accused Tehran of involvement in the incident with the tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

We will remind, on June 13 it became known about an attack on two oil tankers – Front Kokuka Altair and Courageous. According to some, took place the torpedo attack on ships there were explosions and fire.

In the United States said that the incident is Iran. Tehran categorically rejects allegations about involvement in the attacks.

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