Stena Bulk demands access to the seized Stena Impero

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Stena Bulk, the owner of the confiscated tanker Stena Impero, demands access to the seized vessel for a full evaluation.

The company and the ship’s manager, Northern Marine Management, based in the United Kingdom, said they believe “the imperative” has access to the tanker, which remains anchored at Bandar Abbas.

The measure comes on the back of a letter from the Iranian authorities to the United Nations Security Council describing alleged violations of international norms and regulations, including an unconfirmed collision.

“We are still waiting for a response from the Iranian authorities to our request,” said Stena Bulk.

Officials from the Embassy of India, Russia, and the Philippines previously attended Stena Impero and met with crew members from their respective countries.

“The response of the officials is that the crew is in good health and appreciated the interaction with their government representatives,” said the owner of the ship.

Iran hijacked the 46,575 cubic meters Stena Impero in what is perceived as a retaliatory measure after the United Kingdom stopped an Iranian 300,000-tonne tanker under suspicion of transporting a shipment of crude oil to Syria.

After the season of Stena Impero, the United Kingdom urged British-flagged ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz.

Source WMN

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