SINGAPORE, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rickmers Shipmanagement would like to report that today at approximately 1255 hours local time its managed container vessel Maersk Tigris was approached in the Persian Gulf by Iranian Navy and forced for inspection at a rendezvous position in Iranian waters. The Iranian Navy used warning shots during its approach of Maersk Tigris.
Immediately after being attended Rickmers Shipmanagement has informed relevant international authorities.
Rickmers Shipmanagement is seriously concerned about their crew and the incident which happened to their managed ship.
The company would like to emphasize that it takes its responsibilities as an international shipping line very seriously complying with all applicable laws and regulations and ensuring that employees are aware of those laws relevant to their roles.
Rickmers Shipmanagement is liaising with the relevant international authorities, and their main priority at the moment is the wellbeing of its seafarers on board Maersk Tigris. The company continues to monitor the vessel's position at the same time seeking communications with the crew.
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