Iran has launched a South Korean-flagged tanker it seized amid a dispute over billions in frozen oil funds, and the vessel’s captain, the international ministry in Seoul stated Friday.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Hankuk Chemi in January, however the South’s international ministry stated in an announcement that its detention had been lifted and “the ship departed safely at present.”
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On the time, the IRGC stated the vessel’s crew members had been detained and included nationals of South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar, however didn’t say what number of there have been. It stated the tanker was being held at Iran’s Bandar Abbas port metropolis.
The South Korean-flagged tanker had been certain for the United Arab Emirates however as a substitute had gone into Iranian territorial waters. It had been touring from Saudi Arabia to Fujairah within the United Arab Emirates.