Iran frees 9 Indian crew members from detained Panama-flagged tanker
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  • 15:30 26 July 2019

Iran frees 9 Indian crew members from detained Panama-flagged tanker

Iran released nine of twelve Indian crew members from a Panama-flagged oil tanker detained on 14 July, ONA reports quoting Sputnik.

Last Thursday, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps reported arresting a foreign oil tanker with illegal cargo in the Persian Gulf amid the disappearance of the Panama-flagged MT Riah oil tanker from radars near the UAE.

Twenty-one Indian nationals still remain detained by Iran, three aboard the MT Riah and 18 on the UK-flagged Stena Impero that was also captured by Tehran last week.

Faig Mahmudov

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