In a major development, the South Korean delegation who were supposed to be in Iran on Sunday to discuss the seized tanker issue left for Iran today.
The situation in Iran has worsened further as the country has denied allegations that allege that they have taken hostage the crew of a South Korean ship that was seized by them in the Gulf.
The aim of the extension of the discount period is to promote trade through Shahid Beheshti Port of Chabahar, Iran. It would give a boost to the coastal movement of cargo being handled at Jawaharlal Nehru Port and Deendayal Port from/to Shahid Beheshti Port.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has reported that it detained a UAE-registered vessel on Thursday, 20th Aug 2020 after it was found violating the Iranian waters.
A Liberian-flagged product tanker, Wila, was boarded by Iranian forces in international waters, off Khor Fakkan Anchorage, 20 miles away from UAE on Wednesday, 12th Aug 2020, reported the US Central Command.
A sanctioned oil tanker that recently left the UAE port on July 5, 2020, violating its ‘Prohibition to Sail’ notice has been hijacked, reported the seafarers’ organization Human rights at Sea.
“A contract will be signed with the private sector to build the country’s largest mineral mechanized terminal in Shahid Rajaee Port within the next few days.”, said the Deputy Director of Ports and economic Affairs of Ports and Maritime Organization.
Saturday 7th September marks 50 days since the crew of the Stena Impero were held against their will by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps. Media reports this week stated that 7 of the crew have been released; five Indians, one Latvian and one Russian.
Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management can confirm that seven crew members of the Stena Impero have been released and are now traveling to a safe location where they will be reunited with their families.