Envoy: Iran informs IMO of UK tanker’s violations

IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to London said Iran has presented detailed information regarding UK oil tanker Stena Impero violations in the Strait of Hormuz to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

After having crash in region, the UK tanker has breached the maritime regulations by entering exit oath and turning off the navigation system, Hamid Baeidinejad wrote in his Twitter account.

Earlier, Iran’s caretaker chargé d’affaires to London in a meeting with UK Foreign Office officials underlined the importance of following international maritime regulations by the UK.

During the meeting which was held upon the UK side’s demand, Iran’s position as regard UK tanker’s violation which was verified by officials of Iran Ports and Maritime Organization was highlighted.

The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) in a statement on Friday announced seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

The statement said that a British oil tanker named ‘Stena Impero’ was detained late on Friday in the Strait of Hormuz at the request of Hormuzgan province’s Ports and Shipping Organization, for not observing international maritime regulations in the waterway.

Following seizure, the oil tanker was handed over to the Ports and Shipping Organization to undergo legal procedures, the statement said.