Iran asks Indonesia for more information over seized vessel

Iran asks Indonesia for more information over seized vessel

The crude oil tankers -- Iranian-flagged MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Freya -- were spotted on Sunday off Kalimantan, Indonesia's section of Borneo island, and were later seized after the crew failed to respond to radio calls, authorities said. (AFP PHOTO / Indonesia Coast Guard)
The crude oil tankers -- Iranian-flagged MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Freya -- were spotted on Sunday off Kalimantan, Indonesia's section of Borneo island, and were later seized after the crew failed to respond to radio calls, authorities said. (AFP PHOTO / Indonesia Coast Guard)

DUBAI: Iran has asked Indonesia to provide details about the seizure of an Iranian-flagged vessel, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday, a day after Jakarta said it had seized Iran and Panama-flagged tankers in its waters.

"We have asked for more details as there are various reports about this seizure," Khatibzadeh told a news conference, broadcast live on state TV.

Indonesia's coast guard had seized the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Freya vessels over suspected illegal oil transfer in the country's waters on Sunday. 

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