Iran captures cargo ship carrying 34 sailors for ‘trespassing’ in Gulf

Iranian patrol vessels fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel Tuesday morning and seized it for trespassing in territorial waters.

Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television station reported earlier the vessel was US-flagged, but it has since emerged that the cargo ship is registered in the Pacific island nation and had no Americans aboard.

The semi-official Iranian news agency Fars also reported that Iran has taken control of the MV Maersk Tigris for ‘trespassing’ on its territorial waters…

Update: The US has dispatched vessels to the scene.

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