Iran's Revolutionary Guard it has been seized on Monday a bu in the Persian Gulf for allegedly transporting fuel smuggling into the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as reported by the local media.
A spokesman for the Revolutionary Guard, quoted by the local television station IRIB has indicated that several crew members "have been arrested and handed over to the judicial authorities".
The interception of the vessel has taken place in the surroundings of the island of Tunb Greater, an islet located near the strait of Hormuz and whose sovereignty claims of the UAE.
the tensions in the region have increased in recent months because of the seizure of several fishing vessels on the part of Iran in the Persian Gulf, alleging violations of the rules of maritime navigation.
The first interception took place after the authorities gibraltareñas is incautaran in July, an oil tanker iranian who allegedly was carrying oil to a refinery in syria. The ship was released on 19 August.Updated Date: 17 September 2019, 01:00