Iran Revolutionary Guards seize vessel for ‘fuel smuggling’

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized on Monday a ship in the Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported.

The official IRNA news agency said the seized ship was carrying more than 1.3 million liters of fuel near Abu Musa Island at the mouth of the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

All 16 crew members, who are Malaysian nationals, were also detained, the report added. It did not say what country’s flag the ship sailed under.

IRNA said the ship was carrying nearly 1,312,000 liters of fuel.