Iranian state tv has acknowledged that Tehran seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker within the Strait of Hormuz.
The report on Monday alleged that the MT Hankuk Chemi had been stopped by Iranian authorities over alleged “oil air pollution” within the Persian Gulf and the strait.
The semiofficial Fars information company stated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s naval forces seized the ship.
Satellite tv for pc knowledge from MarineTraffic.com confirmed the MT Hankuk Chemi off the port of Bandar Abbas on Monday afternoon with out clarification. It had been touring from Saudi Arabia to Fujairah within the UAE. The ship’s house owners couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.