BREAKING: Iran has seized a foreign oil tanker
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) July 18, 2019
Iran seizes ‘foreign vessel carrying smuggled fuel‘ in Persian Gulf – TV — RT World News
The tanker was intercepted by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) near Larak Island in the Strait of Hormuz off Iran’s coast, the bottleneck point for maritime traffic from the Persian Gulf. According to a statement aired by Iranian state TV, the ship was seized on July 14. The IRGC would not provide details about the ownership of the vessel, but said there were 12 crew members on board when it was detained.