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Iran seizes foreign vessel carrying 1.45 million litres of smuggled fuel

19 Apr 2023

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) reportedly seized a foreign vessel carrying about 1.45 million litres of smuggled fuel in the Persian Gulf and detained its crew, according to several news reports on Sunday (16 April). 

The chief justice of the Bushehr Province, Mehdi Mehrangiz, reportedly said that the vessel was carrying smuggled diesel fuel and had a crew of 10 people onboard. However, he did not provide further details of the nationality of the crew members. 

He reportedly added the vessel was heading to one of the countries of the Persian Gulf region but did not elaborate more details on the vessel or incident. 


Photo credit: Ali Hedayat on Unsplash
Published: 19 April, 2023

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