/Iran says it has seized British oil tanker

Iran says it has seized British oil tanker

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Sailors stand on deck above a hole the U.S. Navy says was made by a limpet mine on the Japanese owned oil tanker anchored off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates on June 19, 2019. | Fay Abuelgasim/AP Photo

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it has seized a British oil tanker that was passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

The IRGC’s website, sepahnews.com, says the tanker “Impero Stena” was seized Friday by IRGC forces for “non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations” and has transferred the vessel to an Iranian port.

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The report did not elaborate what port it was transferred to.

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