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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Iran seizes Saudi fishing vessels in Persian Gulf

Iran claims to have seized two Saudi fishing vessels, which it claims illegally entered its territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
Commander of Bushehr Coast Guards Qalandar Lashkari said two dhows were tracked and confiscated after their illegal entry into Iran's territorial waters and all their 10 crew members were arrested.

He added that initial investigations showed that the vessels are from Saudi Arabia but their captains and crews are Indian nationals.

Investigations also showed that the vessels had crossed Iranian water borders for fishing purposes.

Lashkari added that the development came a week after forces of the second naval zone of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) confiscated another Saudi vessel and arrested its 4 crews after they had illegally cross Iranian borders.

He said the first vessel was later expelled from Iran's waters.
Interesting that I have not seen any comments from the Saudis on this.... 

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