IRGC seizes Marshall Islands-flagged tanker in Sea of Oman

TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has seized a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker in the Sea of Oman, United States Navy claimed on Thursday.

The Advantage Sweet oil tanker issued a distress call and the US 5th Naval Fleet is monitoring the situation, the naval command said in a statement.

Washington called on Iran to “immediately release” the vessel, The National News reported.

There was no immediate comment from the Iranian navy.


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