Iran seized an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf

Recently we Reportedthat in the Persian Gulf the 58-meter tanker Riah, with oil from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which “got lost” off the island of Qeshm, was lost. At the same time, Western media immediately suspected Iran of detaining the ship. And so, from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) they said that they had captured some oil tanker in the Persian Gulf near the island of Larak. This was reported to the Iranian news agency Fars ("Fars"), without specifying the name of the tanker and its affiliation.

According to the agency, there were 12 crew members on board the ship, and the ship itself carried a cargo of smuggled oil. Details of the incident are not given by the agency. At the same time, other Iranian media, Tasnim and Press TV clarify that the foreign tanker was transporting 1 million barrels (bar. - 159 liters) of oil and was detained on July 14, 2019 by patrol boats south of the island of Larak.

It should be noted that on July 11, 2019, the American CNN disseminated information that 5 IRGC military boats were chasing a British tanker in the Persian Gulf, trying to stop it. At the same time, the tanker was accompanied by the frigate of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, which sent guns to Iranian boats.

This was allegedly an attempt to revenge the Iranians for the operation of the British special forces in the Strait of Gibraltar on July 4, 2019, when the supertanker Grace 1, who was transporting oil from Iran to Syria, around Africa was detained (captain and old officer were detained). At the same time, the Iranian side denied the CNN report "about a flock of boats chasing a tanker."
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  1. Lost hermit Offline
    Lost hermit (Lost Hermit) 19 July 2019 04: 31
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    1 million liters, not barrels! This is 1000 cubic meters. The vessel was half loaded, i.e. the full load capacity is about 2000 tons, and the displacement is less than 4000 tons. The length of the vessel 58 m is a caboter, and the Reporter turned it into a supertanker.
    1. S.V.YU Offline
      S.V.YU 20 July 2019 10: 49
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      Author absolute ZERO in marine classification! Meters ,, measure ,, yachts. And the cargo fleet in Gross. REGISTER tons, or just tons of payload!
  2. SANDRO Offline
    SANDRO (Sandro) 20 July 2019 09: 59
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    Oh and Iran is jumping! What does he care, who, what, and where is he transporting ?! And who gave him the right to consider the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz as their property! For decades, Iran has been openly sponsoring several international terrorist organizations, and within the country in general - quiet horror! How can one sympathize with the country where poets are hanged, because of incorrect poems ?! Iran is against the USA, which means it is a good country! Unfortunately, 90% of the population of Russia think so ...
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      S.V.YU 20 July 2019 10: 54
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      Look at the Gulf MAP, ignoramus! Most of it is the territorial waters of Iran! But the USA is out of place! Let them host in the Gulf of Mexico! Well, Russia, in your opinion, turns out to be a very bad country, since the BIG part of the population VERY does not like the USA!