PMO News Portal - Following the US government's hostile
threat against five Iranian tankers heading to Venezuela in recent days, the Iranian
seafarers syndicate has made contacts with international unions and
organizations, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the
International Transport Federation and various unions, including the Union of
Brazil and Venezuela, on the raised issue which threatened the safety of
seafarers, said the Secretary of the Iranian seafarers syndicate.
He continued: Safe seafaring is the right of all seafarers
in the world, and trade between Iran and Venezuela is not even contrary to US
In the correspondence, while emphasizing the observance of
safe maritime rights for all seafarers, we expressed great concern over the
hostile threat to the safety of sailors and crews of five Iranian tankers.