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Iran seizes ship for alleged fuel smuggling in Gulf

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 7, 2019
Iran's coast guard has seized a vessel for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 crew members from the Philippines.
Strait of Hormuz
Asia   Strait of Hormuz
The vessel was carrying nearly 284,000 litres of diesel.

Topics: Iran ship fuel smuggling

Iran, which has some of the world's cheapest fuel prices due to heavy state subsidies and the fall of its currency, has been fighting rampant fuel smuggling by land to neighbouring countries and by sea to Gulf Arab states.

It has frequently seized boats it says are being used for smuggling oil in the Gulf.