Iran reportedly detains foreign vessel for allegedly smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf

Iran reportedly detains foreign vessel for allegedly smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf
# 07 September 2019 12:46 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian authorities have seized a ship purportedly carrying nearly 284,000 litres of smuggled diesel in the Persian Gulf and detained its 12 Filipino crew members, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Over the past three months, Iran has detained three commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic waterway linking Middle East crude oil producers to key world markets, over alleged maritime violations.

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