Iran Seizes Oil Tanker in Gulf

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Iran seized an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman in international waters on Thursday, reports Reuters quoting the US Navy.

This is the latest in a series of seizures or attacks on commercial vessels in sensitive Gulf waters since 2019.

Oil tanker seized

Iran’s army said it had seized the Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman after it collided with an Iranian boat, injuring several crewmen, Iranian state media reported.

Two members of the boat’s crew are missing and several were injured due to the collision of the ship with the boat,” an army statement said.

The US Navy identified the vessel as the Advantage Sweet which, according to Refinitiv ship tracking data, is a Suezmax crude tanker which had been chartered by oil major Chevron and had last docked in Kuwait.

The vessel’s destination was listed as the US Gulf of Mexico port of Houston, ship tracking data showed.

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Source: Reuters