Video by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps shows how the British oil tanker was seized in Strait of Hormuz on Friday.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have released footage showing a British oil tanker being seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.
The Stena Impero tanker “was confiscated by the Revolutionary Guards at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organisation when passing through the Strait of Hormuz, for failing to respect international maritime rules”.
The video of the incident showed Iranian soldiers in black ski masks rappelling from a helicopter onto the vessel.
It also shows several small IRGC boats surrounding the larger tanker as it moves through the strait. A military helicopter hovers above and several men wearing black masks begin to rappel onto the ship.
The video was shot with at least two cameras, one from a speed boat-like vessel and one from the helicopter, which captured the men as they prepared to slide down a rope and also took aerial footage of the tanker.
— Press TV (@PressTV) July 20, 2019