Tanker boarded by Iranian Special Forces in Gulf of Oman VIDEO

Product tanker WILA was boarded by Iranian Special Forces from helicopter in the afternoon Aug 12, in international waters off Khor Fakkan Anchorage, UAE, Gulf of Oman, according to USA Navy and Gulf media reports. Tanker is probably, deployed in bunkering operations in UAE waters. Tanker AIS was off during some 2 hours, then reappeared, as of 0430 UTC Aug 13 she was either cruising at slow speed, or drifting, north of Khor Fakkan Anchorage.
Product tanker WILA, IMO 9100774, dwt 8055, built 1997, flag Liberia, manager IMS SA, Greece (EQUASIS).



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