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Filipino oil tanker crew members released by Iran

The Philippines confirms that Iran has released all 18 Filipino crew members of an oil tanker seized in the Gulf of Oman in January. The Greek crew member was released earlier. The Filipino crew was gradually freed after a replacement crew was hired. The tanker, carrying 145,000 tons of oil from Iraq to Turkey, was seized in retaliation for the alleged theft of Iranian oil by the United States. This event took place on 03/27/2024 at the following location: Gulf of Oman, Iran.

Incident Type: Terrorism

Event Type: Hostage Recovery

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Police/Military Fatalities: 0

Police/Military Wounded: 0

Civilian Fatalities: 0

Civilian Wounded: 0

Terrorist/Insurgent Fatalities: 0

Terrorist/Insurgent Wounded: 0

Number Arrested: 0

Source: Times of Israel