News ID: 256045
Published: 0646 GMT July 19, 2019

Iran’s IRGC says captures British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s IRGC says captures British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz
IRNA

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said that it has captured a British oil tanker for breaching international maritime law while crossing the Strait of Hormuz.

The IRGC’s Public Relations Department said in a statement on Friday that the vessel named “Stena Impero” had been confiscated “at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization when passing through the Strait of Hormuz, for failing to respect international maritime rules.”

The oil tanker was transferred to the coast to undergo the required legal proceedings, the statement added.

Britain however claimed that Iran has seized two ships in the Persian Gulf. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the incidents are "unacceptable".
 

 

   
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