Crew of Seized Oil Tanker in Good Health
The crew members of the seized Stena Impero vessel are in good health, according to a statement posted on Stena Bulk’s website on Sunday.
Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management are working closely with the authorities to secure the release of the vessel, which remains at anchor in Bandar Abbas, Stena Bulk revealed in the statement.
“There is no current evidence the ship has breached any maritime rules or regulations and we stand behind the professionalism and conduct of the crew of the Stena Impero,” Stena Bulk stated.
“We hope this situation can be resolved swiftly and will continue to hold an open dialogue with all involved governments and authorities to secure the release of the crew and vessel,” the company added.
The UK revealed last week that it was “very concerned” about the safety and welfare of the 23 crew members onboard the Stena Impero.
Speaking to media after a ministerial COBR meeting on July 20, the UK foreign secretary said the seizure of the vessel was “totally and utterly unacceptable” and added that the development raises “very serious” questions about the security of British and international shipping in the Straits of Hormuz.
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