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Re: Tanker War 2.0
« Reply #100 on: July 11, 2019, 12:32:59 »
In my mind I picture this perfect situation where the Montrose was on the disengaged side of the tanker and the Iranian gun boats didn't see her until she came around to defend the tanker, in which case the Iranian would have gone from feeling all confident and superior to "OH crap!".
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Re: Tanker War 2.0
« Reply #102 on: July 16, 2019, 20:05:44 »
If the IRG took it then it will show up on satellite. I could see them grabbing it to exchange.

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Re: Tanker War 2.0
« Reply #103 on: Yesterday at 11:02:17 »
Iran reports that it broke down and has been towed into their waters for repairs.

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Re: Tanker War 2.0
« Reply #104 on: Yesterday at 19:38:56 »
And the crew have been enjoying the hospitality of their rescuers so much that they completely forgot to phone home and let everybody know that everything was just fine...?

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Re: Tanker War 2.0
« Reply #105 on: Yesterday at 20:59:06 »
The fleshpots of the Iranian coast are well-known as being nigh impossible to tear oneself away from.
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Re: Tanker War 2.0
« Reply #106 on: Yesterday at 23:12:46 »
Can you say convoy ?

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Re: Tanker War 2.0
« Reply #107 on: Today at 00:46:02 »
Can you say convoy ?

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Re: Tanker War 2.0
« Reply #108 on: Today at 01:11:09 »
Can you say convoy ?

Good luck getting them to wait to form a convoy, convoys are an efficient way to protect the movement of goods, but not an efficient way to move them. There is only so much terminal space to fill up tankers, so the first tanker may have to wait 3-5 days before the rest are filled. Empties would be easier, but you still wait till they get X number of ships and for naval vessels you need a at least 1 guard ship at the outer end of the system to protect ships waiting. Likely 2-3 per convoy and you likely have an outbound and inbound, so there is at least 6. You need to protect the ships at the terminal, so that is a number of smaller patrol craft with 1-2 bigger units patrolling for subs. Then you need roving patrols and mine hunters, who will also need protection. Double those numbers to provide any longterm coverage.

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Re: Tanker War 2.0
« Reply #110 on: Today at 12:14:23 »
48 km wide there, sound like the ship was in Iranian waters picking up oil and perhaps avoiding paying off the right people. Anyone with a paid AIS account may be able to go and look at their historical AIS data.