October 4, 2022

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Media: Vietnamese oil tanker captured by Iran released

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Reuters quoted an official at the port of Bandar Abbas as saying that a Vietnamese oil tanker previously captured by Iran had left Iran late Tuesday after “unloading its oil cargo”.

According to the Associated Press, analysis of data obtained at MarineTraffic.com indicates that SOTHYS left the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas and arrived in the international waters off the Gulf of Oman early Wednesday morning. The ship appears to have anchored there, with no information available about its crew.

On the other hand, the website of the Tanker Trackers Company, which specializes in monitoring the movement of ships, said on Tuesday that Iranian revolutionary guards had released the oil tanker.

The company pointed out in a tweet via “Twitter” and was quoted by the Iranian “Tasnim” news agency as saying, “Tanker’s current route is the Sea of ​​Oman, and it travels southward in the Indian Ocean, although its previous destination was different from its current route.”

“Although its destination is Dubai, its current route is to the Gulf of Oman,” he added.

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A company that specializes in monitoring navigation reveals surprising details about the incident in which Iran detained a Vietnamese tanker.

On November 3, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards confirmed the authenticity of the news of the seizure of the oil tanker, which the US military said was “trying to use another Iranian tanker to seize cargo in the Sea of ​​Oman.” Washington described it as “wrong.”

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On November 4, the Vietnamese government confirmed that it was in talks with the Iranian side over the detention of its Saudi tanker in the Gulf of Oman by revolutionary guards late last month.

Source: Agencies