Iran hijacks South Korean oil tanker

In the Persian Gulf, seized the tanker Hankuk Chemi, which was sailing under the flags of in the UAE.

According to the Iranian Tasnim agency, the tanker was sailing from the Saudi port of Al-Jubail to South Korea.

According to media reports, the reason for the seizure could have been that South Korea has repeatedly violated laws on the protection of the marine environment.

This time, the ship was hijacked due to environmental pollution by chemicals. Previously, the vessel was carrying 7200 tons of ethanol. At the moment, the crew has been arrested.

In turn, South Korea asked to release the detained tanker and sent its vessel to the region.

Recall that in September tanker MT New Diamond caught fire off the coast of Sri Lanka. As a result of the fire, one crew member died, two more were injured.

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