Iran state TV acknowledges it seized South Korean-flagged oil tanker

Topics Iran | South Korea | Oil tankers

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Iranian state television has acknowledged that Tehran seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

The report on Monday alleged that the MT Hankuk Chemi had been stopped by Iranian authorities over alleged oil pollution in the Persian Gulf and the strait.

The semiofficial Fars news agency said Irans Revolutionary Guards naval forces seized the ship.

Satellite data from MarineTraffic.com showed the MT Hankuk Chemi off the port of Bandar Abbas on Monday afternoon without explanation. It had been traveling from Saudi Arabia to Fujairah in the UAE. The ships owners could not be immediately reached for comment.


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