Wednesday 4 August 2021 / 4:33 PM Foreign Policy / Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy responds to the hijacking of the MV Asphalt Princess in the Gulf of Oman

Lisa Nandy MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the hijacking of the MV Asphalt Princess in the Gulf of Oman, said:

“This attempted hijacking comes just days after Iran’s attack on the MV Mercer Street. There should be a thorough investigation of what has taken place and who was responsible.

“The world economy depends on freedom of navigation, which is guaranteed under international law. The UK Government, working with our allies, should now review support and protection for merchant shipping in the region to reflect the heightened risks.”