On Saturday, November 20, 2021, Iranian media reported that the Iranian navy had detained a foreign ship in the Gulf that was smuggling diesel. </p><div> <p>"We have detained a foreign ship carrying smuggled diesel," said Colonel Hajian, commander of the 412th frigate Zulfiqar in the southern city of Fars.
“After inspection, we found more than 150,000 liters of smuggled diesel,” he added.
He stated that the ship’s 11 crew members were detained for investigation.
He did not mention the nationality of the ship or any details about when it was detained.
This is the latest incident in a series of similar incidents in the Gulf, during which several ships have been attacked or detained in the past years.
Hajban said his unit would “deal decisively” with fuel smuggling at sea to protect Iran’s economy.