Iranian media reported that the naval forces of the Islamic Republic Revolution Guards Corps have managed to thwart an attempt by the United States to take over a giant oil tanker in the strategic Sea of Oman and moved the vessel to the Iranian territorial water.
The United States confiscated a tanker carrying Iranian oil in the Sea of Oman and diverted the oil cargo to another tanker and directed it to an unknown destination, according to Mehr news agency.
The IRGC Navy forces then, managed to recapture the tanker using Heliborne operations on the deck of the tanker and directed it to the territorial waters of Iran, the Iranian agency added.
“The US forces then pursued the tanker using several helicopters and warships but failed due to the decisive and authoritative forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps,” Mehr said.
It reported that the US forces, using some warships, tried to block the path of the tanker but again failed, noting that the tanker is currently in the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran.