Iran rescues Singapore ship, arrests 7 pirates in Persian Gulf waters

Iran Naval Force

Seven of the hijackers have been arrested and sent to prison, Alireza Aghajari, an Iranian prosecutor, said.

The Iranian naval forces rescued a hijacked Singaporean ship named ‘Ocean Flourite’ in the Persian Gulf waters and arrested 7 pirates.

“The hijacked ship, Ocean Flourite, was seized as it was sailing from the port of Faw in Iraq to Kuwait. Seven of the hijackers have been sent to prison,” prosecutor of the southern Iranian city of Mahshahr Alireza Aghajari said Sunday.

He said the Singapore-owned ship was rented by Iraq and the vessel crew who had all been thrown into water by the pirates were rescued by Kuwait’s coast guard, adding that the ship was rescued by the Iranian naval forces in Khor Mousa region in the Persian Gulf.

Aghajari said that the ship remained undamaged and has been delivered to Iraqi officials.


Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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