The British oil tankers have been seized by Iran in the Strait of Homruz between Tensions in the Gulf. There are 18 Indian nationals out of 23 crew members inside a tanker caught in these oil tankers. According to an information, there are 23 crew members in a vessel occupied, including 18 Indian nationals of origin. According to officials, it is not yet decided on how many crew members are on the ship Indian. The Indian External Affairs Ministry has issued a statement saying that we are exploring further information. Our Mission is an early release of Indian citizens. To secure the repatriation we are in touch with the Government of Iran. 18 Indians and five crew members are from Russia, Phillip, Latvia and other countries. Captain is Indian, but tanker belongs to Britain.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on detention of Indian crew members with the oil tanker STENA IMPERO by Iranian authorities: We are ascertaining further details. Our Mission is in touch with the Govt of Iran to secure the early release & repatriation of Indian nationals.
Earlier on Friday, the Revolutionary Guards of Iran announced that they had seized a British tanker in the Strait of Homaruz, to break ‘international maritime rules’. The confirmation of Iran’s claim on behalf of Britain The UK has also warned Iran to face serious consequences on not leaving its oil tanker. According to Sepahnews official website of Revolutionary Guards of Iran, Stena Impero tanker was seized by the Revolutionary Guards at the request of the Hormozgan Ports and the Marine Organization when he was passing through the straight while not respecting international maritime rules.
This claim of Iran has been confirmed by Britain. According to the report of Euronews, Britain said, a British flag oil tanker and another ship belonging to Britain were seized on Friday in the Strait of Hormuz. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said, “On Friday, a tanker connected to the UK and another vessel linked to the UK have been seized in the Strait of Hormuz.”