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Aboard the British oil tanker Stena Impero, which the night before was detained by the Iranian military, were Russians. This was announced by the representative of the company Stena Bulk & Northern Marine Management, which owns the ship, RIA Novosti reported.
The company said that all on Board are 23 people. Among them are citizens of Russia, India, Latvia and the Philippines. The number of representatives of these countries specified.
Iran announced the capture of the British tanker late on July 19. The incident occurred in the Strait of Hormuz. In the IRGC, said that the ship is detained for the violation of international norms, however, did not specify which ones.
“War of the tankers” between Iran and Britain began after British Marines seized Gibraltar supertanker Grace 1 under the flag of Panama. It was reported that he was transporting two million barrels of crude oil from Iran in the refinery of Banias in Syria.
Iran has promised to respond to the capture of Grace 1, and then tried to detain the oil tanker great Britain in the Persian Gulf. Later, the Minister of foreign Affairs Javad Zarif has denied attempting to detain a British ship.
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