Irans PMO: Crews of seized Greek ships in perfect health, free to call families
Irans Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) says all the crew members of the two Greek oil tankers seized late last month by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are in perfect health and have phone communications with their families.
In a statement on Sunday, the PMO said the deputy head of the maritime affairs of Irans Hormozgan Province Ports and Maritime has met with the captains onboard the two tankers Delta Poseidon and Prudent Warrior after receiving numerous messages expressing concern about the conditions of the crew members.
In this meeting, the captains of both ships confirmed that all crew members are mentally and physically healthy, and the military forces had treated them appropriately, the statement said.
The IRGC announced in a statement late last month that it had seized the two Greek oil tankers over violations in the Persian Gulf, days after an Iranian oil tanker was captured by Greece in its territorial waters and its oil cargo was transferred to the US.
Although the Greek Foreign Ministry immediately denounced the incident as a violent taking over of two Greek-flagged ships, the PMO made clear that no complaints have been filed by the ships crew members, who have also been provided with SIM cards and cellphones to call their families.
Considering that the tankers were carrying oil derivatives, the PMO representative provided the tankers captains with necessary safety and pollution prevention instructions, the statement said, highlighting the sensitivit....