Iran Seizes Second Oil Tanker In Less Than A Week

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 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) has seized a second oil tanker in less than a week. A video released by the U.S. Navy shows The Niovi, a commercial oil tanker flying the Panama flag, swarmed and boarded by IRGCN personnel when it passed through the Strait of Hormuz as it was going from Dubai to the United Arab Emirates. The video shows The Niovi overtaken by several fast-attack boats, boarded and then forced to steer into Iranian territorial waters. This past Sunday the U.S. Navy announced that Iran had boarded via helicopter the Marshall Island flagged tanker Advantage Sweet as it passed through the Gulf of Oman.