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Iran detains Korean tanker carrying 7,200 tons of ethyl alcohol

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South Korean oil tanker Hankook Chimi was stopped this morning due to violation of environmental protocols by the Iranian navy.

Iran detains Korean tanker carrying 7,200 tons of ethyl alcohol

An oil tanker from the Republic of Korea was detained today by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the Persian Gulf in connection with "violation of environmental protocols." This was reported by the Iranian semi-official news agency ISNA.

“The vessel was sailing from the port of Al-Jubail in Saudi Arabia to Mumbai, India, which was detained in the Persian Gulf for repeated violations of laws on the marine environment. The South Korean-flagged vessel transported 7,200 tons of ethanol. The crew detained on the ship arrived from Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar, "says message .

The vessel, moored after the arrest in the port of Bandar Abbas, will await trial in Iran.

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