Indonesia Releases Iran Tanker Seized Four Months Ago, IRNA Says

Indonesia released on Friday an Iranian-flagged vessel it had seized four months ago over suspected illegal transfer of crude oil, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

MT Horse “was released after 125 days...and will return to Iranian waters after completing its mission,” IRNA reported, citing a National Iranian Oil Co. statement, without providing further details.

Indonesia Releases Iran Tanker Seized Four Months Ago, IRNA Says

In late January, Indonesian authorities apprehended MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Freya for carrying out a ship-to-ship transfer of oil, shutting off identification systems and spilling oil, according to Indonesia’s Maritime Security Agency. Iran had blamed “technical issues” for the seizure of the tanker.

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