Athens: Iranian patrol boats today fired shots at a tanker in the Straits of Hormuz to intercept the ship, against which the country says it has a legal claim.
Iran says the MR product tanker Alpine Eternity (46,105 dwt, built 2009) hit an Iranian-owned oil platform on March 22 and is liable to pay damages, Reuters reports.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Naval patrol boats today fired what seemed to be warning shots over the vessel, which fled to United Arab Emirates waters.The ship is now anchored off Jebel Ali port in Dubai, according to AIS data.
The Singapore-flagged tanker is the third ship to be fired on by Iranian vessels in the past month.
Splash has contacted Alpine Eternity‘s manager TransPetrol Maritime and its P&I club, but neither party was immediately available for comment.
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