Iranian Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps captures British tanker "Stena Impero" and temporarily seizes British-operated and Liberian-flagged tanker "Mesdar" in the Persian Gulf. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says there will be "serious consequences" if Iran does not release the tanker.
Three or five of Iran's IRGC Navy gunboats unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of British oil tanker "British Heritage" in the Persian Gulf, according to UK's Ministry of Defense as well as two anonymous U.S. officials. The Royal Navy's HMS "Montrose" reportedly warns the boats to back away from the BP Shipping-owned tanker, which they do. The incident is allegedly captured on a U.S. aircraft's camera.
In response to accusations by the United States that Iran is responsible for last week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and the subsequent increased U.S. military presence in the region, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says "Iran will not wage war against any nation".
The United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) issues a new alert to all ships passing Fujairah, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on the Gulf of Oman over "acts of sabotage" amid heightened regional tensions between the United States and Iran.
During a training exercise, a twin-engine aircraft crashes through the roof of a home in Winter Haven, Florida, shortly after takeoff. The pilot was killed. A trainee pilot and eight people in the house suffered minor injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating.