Iran Guards seize container ship ‘related’ to Israel in Gulf: state media

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Sat, 2024-04-13 08:16

TEHRAN/DUBAI: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday seized a container ship “related to Zionist regime (Israel) in the Gulf,” state media reported.

“A container ship named ‘MCS Aries’ was seized by the Sepah (Guards) Navy Special Forces by carrying out a heliborne operation,” IRNA state news agency reported, adding that the operation took place “near the Strait of Hormuz” and “this ship has now been directed toward the territorial waters” of Iran.

Italian-Swiss Shipping group MSC said Saturday that there were 25 crew members on board the seized container ship.

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