Tehran (IP): Iran’s Revolution Guards Corps on Monday seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf due to violations of environmental laws.

Iran PressIran news: The public relations of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) announced in a statement on Monday that a South Korean-flagged tanker, which was sailing from the port of Saudi Jubail in the Persian Gulf was seized by the navy of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps due to repeated violations of environmental laws.

The statement added: "The South Korean-flagged ship HANKUK CHEMI was carrying 7,200 tons of chemicals."

The Revolution Guards Corps Navy, noting that the crew of this tanker are of South Korean, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Myanmar nationalities, added: "This tanker docked at the port of Bandar Abbas and its case will be handed over to the Iranian judicial authorities for legal proceedings."

The announcement added: "The seizure of this vessel was done at the request of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran and with the order of the Hormozgan Province Prosecutor's Office this morning (Monday)."


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