Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf smuggling fuel

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf smuggling fuel

Iran has seized a foreign oil tanker near Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf smuggling fuel to Arab states,TASS reported citing Al Mayadeen TV channel.

According to the report, the vessel was carrying 700,000 liters of fuel. Seven foreign crew members have been detained.

Mehr news agency reported that the IRGC had detained the vessel upon the instructions of judicial authorities after finding out that the tanker was smuggling fuel. The vessel was moved to Iran’s Bushehr province and the cargo was delivered to the department of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company, located in the province.

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