Iran Hijacks Another Foreign Tanker In Persian Gulf

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TEHRAN — ABritish oil tanker was seized and guided toward Iran in the Strait of Hormuz by Iranian forces while another was temporarily stopped and sent on its way, according to a U.S. official and the tankers’ operators.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claimed in a statement that it seized a British oil tanker named Stena Impero for “violating international regulations.”

“On Friday a British tanker by the name of Stena Impero while passing through the Strait of (Hormuz) was seized by the IRGC due to violating international regulations,” the IRG said in a statement. “After it was seized it was transferred to Iranian shores to undergo legal procedure.”

The tanker’s owner, Stena Bulk, and Northern Marine Management, confirmed in a statement the vessel was moving toward Iran. There were no reported injuries among the 23 people aboard.



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