pennews
www.pennews.net
 Iran forces seize foreign oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf
International

Iran forces seize foreign oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf

Agency News

Tehran, Aug 4 : Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday captured a foreign oil tanker for carrying "smuggled" fuel in the Gulf.

The vessel was carrying 700,000 liters of "smuggled" fuel to the customers in neighboring Arab states when it was seized , IRNA news agency said."The IRGC's naval forces have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel for some Arab countries", Ramezan Zirahi, an IRGC commander said in a statement.

Zirahi added that seven crew members of different nationalities were detained.
After coordination with the Iranian judiciary officials, the fuel of the vessel was delivered to the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company in Bushehr Province.

Earlier on July 14, the IRGC seized the Panamanian-flagged Riah tanker for smuggling 1 million liters of Iranian fuel south of Larak Island in the Gulf.

On June 19, the IRGC captured the British Stena Impero tanker as it was passing through the Strait of Hormuz "for failing to respect international maritime rules."
(UNI)