Stena Bulk

Stena Bulk, owner of the British-flagged tanker that was seized in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran on July 19, is using MTI Network for crisis support.

Pat Adamson, MTI chairman & founding partner, said today that Sweden-based Stena Bulk contacted the crew of the Steno Impero on July 23. They are in “good health and they’re getting good cooperation with the Iranians on board.”

The company hopes to get “somebody on board to check up on the crew” but it has no idea when the 23-member crew would be released, according to Adamson.

Britain calls the seizure piracy, while the Iranians claimed Steno Impero was boarded after it collided with a fishing boat.

MTI Network bills itself as the “world’s leading incident response network dedicated to the shipping, energy, offshore and transportation industries.”

The London-based firm offers crisis response, reputation management, media training, cybersecurity and social media services through 23 offices around the world.