Iran says it seized a “foreign tanker” and its 12 crew on Sunday for smuggling fuel in the Gulf. Fars news agency reported that the operation to seize the ship was carried out last Wednesday near the Gulf island of Farsi.
The vessel was carrying about 700,000 litres (154,000 gallons) of fuel at the time, according to a Revolutionary Guard Corps commander quoted in state media.
The tanker was reported to have been taken to Bushehr Port in south-western Iran and its fuel handed over to the authorities.
Iranian reports say the tanker was Iraqi but the nationalities of the seven crew have not been disclosed.