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General Carter spoke as Adrian Underwood was named because the British sufferer. The different man was a Romanian. They have been within the tanker’s dwelling quarters when an explosives-packed drone hit the tanker off the coast of Oman final Thursday. Family and associates of Mr Underwood paid tribute as they raised funds to pay for his funeral.

They stated he was born in Fiji to a distinguished army household, then moved to the UK and served within the Army till about 20 years in the past.

Mark Wilson wrote on the JustGiving net web page: “A humble gentleman, funny and loved by so many.

“Our love, ideas and blessings go to his spouse Kiasia, younger son Zac and his household and associates.”

Meanwhile, tension escalated after another vessel was boarded in the Gulf by gunmen identified as Iranian nationals.

General Carter told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “What we have to be doing, essentially, is asking out Iran for its very reckless behaviour. They made an enormous mistake on the attack towards the Mercer Street final week as a result of, in fact, that has very a lot internationalised the state of play within the Gulf.

“Ultimately, we have got to restore deterrence because it is behaviour like that which leads to escalation.

“That might very simply result in miscalculation and that could be very disastrous for all of the peoples of the Gulf and the worldwide group.”

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Britain had written to the president of the UN Security Council to complain about the violence.

Mercer Street ‑ Liberian-flagged and Japanese-owned but operated by Israeli company Zodiac Maritime ‑ was escorted to safety by two US Navy warships.

Although Iran denied involvement, the incident came as its relations with Israel and Western powers were at a low. Boris Johnson warned Iran it would “face penalties” for its warmongering.

In the latest incident, the Panama-flagged tanker Asphalt Princess was boarded off the UAE coast on Tuesday. After reporting a “potential hijack”, the Royal Navy’s UK Maritime Trade Operations later declared the incident “full”. 

Yesterday the US State Department confirmed the gunmen had left the vessel. “We consider these personnel have been Iranian, however we’re not in a position to substantiate this,” it added.

The drama unfolded in waters resulting in the Strait of Hormuz, a channel for a couple of fifth of the world’s sea-borne oil exports.

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