Tanker attack victim was ex-British soldier

A British security guard who was killed in a suspected Iranian drone strike on an Israel-linked tanker was a former soldier in the British army, his employers say.

Maritime security firm Ambrey said Adrian Underwood was on board the MT Mercer Street when it came under attack in the Indian Ocean off Oman last Thursday.

A Romanian national was also killed.

“Adrian was a former soldier in the British Army with a distinguished record of service,” Ambrey’s managing director John Thompson says.

“He came to work for Ambrey in 2020 and his qualities were quickly recognized as he was rapidly promoted from maritime security officer to team leader.”

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