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Iran: British Tanker ‘Ignored Distress Call,’ Taken to Bander Abbas

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt prepares to give an interview outside his home in London, Britain, June 24, 2019.

Iran has taken a British-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz to Bandar Abbas port, where it and its crew will remain while an investigation into the vessel’s conduct is carried out, Iran’s Fars news agency said Saturday.

The Stena Impero was in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat whose distress call it ignored, the agency quoted the head of Ports and Maritime Organization in southern Hormozgan province, Allahmorad Afifipour, as saying.

It was taken to Bander Abbas, on Iran’s southern coast and facing the strait.

“All its 23 crew members will remain on the ship until the read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com