Indonesia’s navy stated Wednesday that it seized an oil tanker that was wished by Cambodian authorities on suspicion of stealing almost 300,000 barrels of crude oil.
The Bahamas-flagged tanker MT Strovolos was detained in waters off Indonesia’s Riau islands in late July, the navy stated in a press release. The captain and 18 different crew members made up of Bangladeshi, Indian and Myanmar nationals had been additionally detained.
After they had been detained, the crew members had been despatched to quarantine earlier than their case was processed by investigators, the navy stated.
The captain of the tanker, a Bangladesh nationwide, is suspected of anchoring in Indonesian territory with out permission and faces as much as one yr in jail and most superb of 200 million rupiah ($13,900) if discovered responsible.
When it was seized, the tanker had about 298,000 barrels of oil on board, the assertion stated.
Indonesian authorities In January seized an Iranian-flagged tanker and a Panamanian-flagged tanker on suspicion of illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters. They had been launched after a four-month detention.