by Tim Korso
November 3, 2021
Iranian media earlier reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps successfully helped the tanker to return to Iranian national waters along with its cargo of crude. It is unclear, however, when the described incident took place.
Iran’s broadcaster, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) has released footage showing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) boats rushing to aid the tanker sailing under Iran’s flag, which was allegedly temporarily confiscated by the US military forces in the Sea of Oman. The video shows several armed speed boats sailing towards two ships, with one of them resembling a US destroyer or missile cruiser.