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Iran Says Its Revolutionary Guard Seized Foreign Oil Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz

Iran alleges that the small tanker was smuggling some 264,000 gallons of fuel.

Iran says that its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy has seized a foreign-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, alleging that the ship was smuggling 1 million liters (264,000 gallons) of fuel. Iranian state news outlets report that the ship had a crew of 12 aboard.

The vessel was seized south of Larak Island in the Strait of. The island sits less than 20 miles off the Iranian mainland, south of Bandar Abbas.

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