The Iranian navy has seized an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman.
The confirmation of who was behind the attack comes after the St Nikolas vessel was reported to have been boarded by armed men on Thursday morning.
The state-run IRNA news agency ran a brief story acknowledging the seizure by Iran’s navy. It did not identify the vessel, but said the seizure came as a result of a judicial order.
The St Nikolas was once involved in a dispute with the US Justice Department that saw a million barrels of Iranian crude oil seized.
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKTMO), which provides warnings to sailors in the Middle East, said the incident began early in the morning 50 miles off the coast of Oman.
h/t Hyper Star