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In the Persian Gulf, Iranian coast guard detained a Philippine tanker on suspicion of fuel smuggling. About it reports Reuters.
According to the Agency, on Board were 12 sailors, they were placed into custody. In the tanker was discovered and confiscated approximately 284 thousand liters of diesel fuel. It is not known whether the ship raised the flag of any country.
Iran is actively fighting the smuggling of fuel because of low prices in the country, attackers often attempt to bring goods illegally through the Persian Gulf and sell in other States.
Iranian media claimed that every day the smugglers take out about 10 million litres of fuel out of the country.
In July it was reported about the seizure of Iran by British oil tanker Stena lmpero. The ship was detained for violation of international norms: the ship was off the transponder passed through the Strait of Hormuz in the area used as an exit, not an entrance, and ignored the warning. On Board Stena lmpero were three Russians. Later one of them was released.
“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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