Statement of the Ports and Maritime Organization regarding the status of the crew on 2 Greek ships whose cargo was seized in Iran

The Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) of the Islamic Republic of Iran published a statement and elaborated on the latest status of the seized cargo of two tanker vessels MT Delta Poseidon and MT Prudent Warrior, and their crews.
Statement of the Ports and Maritime Organization regarding the status of the crew on 2 Greek ships whose cargo was seized in Iran

According to the PMO News Portal, that statement stipulated that the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in line with her human and humanitarian duties, as implementation of her international obligations, and in full cooperation with the relevant ship owners, provided all necessary services to ships at the anchorage and their crew.

The Greek ship owners have also acted regarding the movement of the crew based on the procedure customary in the maritime transport industry, considering the maintenance and improvement of ship safety and for implementation of the provisions of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC 2006), and PMO thus provided the necessary cooperation.

It must be noted that the crew of the ships had not been detained, and performed their activities and duties on their ships, according to the national regulations of the Islamic Republic of Iran and international maritime conventions.

Moreover, the judgment on the seized cargo of two tanker vessels MT Delta Poseidon and MT Prudent Warrior has been taken into consideration by the competent judicial authorities, and pursuant to the complaint by the cargo owner of the Iranian ship MT Lana, whose cargo was seized in Greece.

Sep 14, 2022 12:29