Suezmax crude oil tanker ADVANTAGE SWEET was seized by Iranian forces in Gulf of Oman on Apr 27, according to Iran military statement.
Tanker is accused of hitting Iranian boat, with several men on board being injured, two reported missing. Boat wasn’t identified. Tanker is en route from Kuwait to Houston USA, apparently in load, she was seized in waters halfway between Iranian and Oman coast. US Navy operating in the region demand release of Turkish owned and operated ship, claiming that tanker, at the time of seizure, was in international waters.
Tanker indeed, was in international waters, last AIS position received at 0930 UTC Apr 27. Iranian forces are taking tanker to Iran “for investigation”, they say.