British oil tanker seized by Iran: 3 Kerala men among 23 on board
21, Jul 2019, 2:14 PM
Thiruvananthapuram: Kalamaserry native Dijo Pappachan and other two Malayalis are among the 23 crew on board oil tanker of Britain which was seized by Iran.
The 23 crew members of the British flagged tanker Stena Impero was seized by Iran in Omani waters on Friday (July 19). Owned by Swedish operator Stena Bulk, the tanker's crew of 23 consists of 18 Indians, three Russians, a Latvian and a Filipino.
According to sources, Dijo's family said that they were informed of the incident on Saturday. The other two Keralites are reportedly natives of Kochi.