MSC Containership Seized Near Strait of Hormuz

16 Apr MSC Containership Seized Near Strait of Hormuz

Iranian armed forces have seized a container ship, identified as the Portugal-flagged 15,000-TEU MSC Aries, near the Strait of Hormuz.

The vessel was commandeered by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on April 13, according to reports from Iranian state media. The move comes as a retaliation against an Israeli attack on Iran’s consulate in Syria, which has resulted in heightened tensions in the region.

The container ship had just completed a call at Khalifa port in the UAE and was heading with cargo onboard for her next call at Nhava Shiva port in India.

Read more in an article from WorldCargo News.