Publish dateFriday 28 April 2023 - 12:58
Story Code : 269084
Seizure of an American ship by Iran in the Persian Gulf
The military authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran have said that the military forces of this country have detained an American oil ship that was sailing under the flag of the Marshall Islands in the Persian Gulf, due to a violation, and it has been detained and directed to the shores of Iran.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - International service: Iranian military officials said that an unknown offending ship that collided with an Iranian vessel last night in the Persian Gulf, causing the loss and injury of several Iranian crew members, was captured by the army's navy. This country was detected and seized in the Oman Sea.
Iran's Tasnim News Agency has reported, quoting the country's military officials: due to the collision of an unidentified ship with an Iranian vessel in the waters of the Persian Gulf, which led to the loss of two people and the injury of several other crew members of this vessel, the unknown vessel In violation of the international regulations regarding helping the vessel and the injured, he tried to escape from the Persian Gulf, which immediately after the request from the Maritime Surveillance and Rescue Center MRCC, the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the form of the International Maritime Security Center located in Chabahar intercepted, identified and seized an unknown ship in the sea of Oman.
The Iranian army has said that in this operation, a destroyer of this country named (Binder) seized the offending ship that was fleeing with the flag of the Marshall Islands and guided it to the coastal waters of Iran.
The US Navy also claimed that Iran seized an oil tanker of this country with the flag of the Marshall Islands in the Gulf of Oman today.
It is said that the above-mentioned ship was carrying cargo belonging to the United States of America, which was traveling under the flag of the Marshall Islands.
The 5th Fleet of the American Navy based in the Middle East has introduced this ship with the name (Adventage Suite).
According to the Navy, the vessel had just arrived from Kuwait and had listed its destination as Houston, Texas.
American officials have said that according to satellite data, the seized ship was traveling in the Gulf of Oman and north of Muscat, the capital of Oman, this evening.
At the same time, the United States called Iran's action against international laws and asked Iran to immediately release this oil tanker.
It should be noted that this is not the first seizure of American and Western ships in the Persian Gulf by Iran, several years ago Iran detained several American sailors when they entered the border waters of this country.
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