Iranian The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized a foreign vessel in Persian Gulf waters for smuggling diesel, according to a naval guard commander.
A foreign vessel carrying contraband diesel was seized on Saturday by the Iranian flotilla off the coast of southern Parsian, in Hormozgan province.
“Through intelligence surveillance and in a well-coordinated operation, the Marines of this navy managed to seize a foreign vessel with 11 crew members in the waters of our country,” said Colonel Ahmad Hajian, commander of the Naval. Type 412 Zulfaqar in Parsian.
“After the inspection, more than 150,000 liters of contraband diesel were seized and the 11 foreign crew members were handed over to the Parsian judicial offices,” he added.
Hajian stressed that his unit “will decisively meet” any fuel smuggling at sea to support Iran’s economy.
The IRGC navy has also foiled several attacks on Iranian and foreign tankers.
Earlier this month, he posted detailed footage of his Oct. 25 standoff against an act of US piracy targeting an Iranian fuel shipment.
During the episode, US forces confiscated the tanker carrying a shipment of Iranian oil in the strategic Arabian Sea, transferring its shipment of crude to another vessel.
The IRGC then organized a maritime operation against the second ship, disembarking its helicopters on its deck and navigating the ship to Iranian waters.
Previously, US forces confiscated an oil tanker carrying a cargo of Iranian oil in the strategic Arabian Sea and transferred its shipment of crude to the MV Sothys captured by the IRGC, a Vietnam-flagged vessel.
Major General Hossein Salami, during his visit to IRGC marine units in northern Iran on Sunday, reaffirmed that the Islamic Republic has advanced marine technologies and that the Islamic Republic will not allow any aggression against its territory. .
“Today, we have maintained our maritime dominance and extended our maritime reach,” General Salami said, adding: “At present, we have modern marine technologies.”