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22 Feb 2020 | 01:52 PM UTC

Iran: Foreign vessel detained in the Gulf of Oman February 22

Coast guard detains foreign vessel in the Gulf of Oman February 22; similar incidents possible over the near term



Iran's coast guard seized a foreign vessel accused of smuggling oil in the Gulf of Oman on Saturday, February 22. The tanker was reportedly towed to Bandar-e-Jask Port, and all 13 crew members were detained. As of Saturday evening (local time), the ship's flag state has not been identified.

Similar incidents are possible in the Gulf of Oman over the near term.


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor developments to the situation.