Indonesia Seizes Iranian Oil Tanker
25 Jan 2021 00:07
Islam Times - According to the Iran Press News Agency, an Iranian oil tanker has been seized by the Indonesian Army in Pontianak, Borneo waters, Indonesia.
Indonesian authorities earlier said that they seized an Iranian tanker and Panamanian tanker suspected of carrying out the illegal transfer of oil in their country’s waters Sunday.
The tankers — the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Frea — were seized in waters off Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province, said Wisnu Pramadita, a spokesman for the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency.
He said the tankers are suspected of various violations, including not displaying national flags, shutting off their identification systems, anchoring illegally, illegally transferring fuel between ships, and spilling oil.
Authorities were escorting the two tankers to Batam island in Riau Islands province for further investigation, he said.
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